How to watch Shohei Ohtani's Dodgers spring training debut

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The wait is finally over: today is the day we'll see Shohei Ohtani make his debut as a Los Angeles Dodger. After a lot of teasing from Dave Roberts and promises of "soon," they officially announced he would be in the starting lineup during today's home game against the White Sox.

It's likely that he'll only get two at-bats, maybe three, but his long-term placement in the lineup alongside Freddie Freeman, also expected to start today, and Mookie Betts (already widely expected to bat leadoff) will become clearer today.

The game will start at 12:05 PM PST, with White Sox pitcher Garrett Crochet expected to get the start for Chicago. If you can't put yourself in Glendale today to watch the game in person, there are still a number of ways you can (and probably should) tune in from anywhere else.

How to watch Shohei Ohtani's Dodgers debut on cable

If you're in southern to central California, the San Joaquin Valley, the Las Vegas Valley, or Hawaii, SportsNet LA has you covered on cable. They've been faithfully broadcasting all of the Dodgers' spring training games and will continue to do so until Opening Day. Their slate also includes the team's two exhibition games and two-game set against the Padres as part of the Seoul Series.

How to watch Shohei Ohtani's Dodgers debut without cable

If you prefer streaming, you have a couple more options. SportsNet LA is exclusive to DirecTV Stream, which will run you $100/month (but, hint hint, also includes a five day free trial). However, there's also MLB.TV, which will allow you to watch all out-of-market games throughout the season (though blackout restrictions apply). An MLB.TV subscription is $149.99/year, so if you're just interested in baseball and none of the other channels a DirecTV stream can offer, MLB.TV is the way to go.

How to listen to Shohei Ohtani's Dodgers debut

If you're a southern California resident who will be driving during the game, AM 570 LA Sports is the station you should tune into. If you're anywhere else, the little brother to MLB.TV, At Bat, will have you covered. For $29.99/year, you can listen to all 30 teams' radio broadcasts throughout the season (no blackouts!).