ESPN will be airing the first two Mets games from their new digs at Citi Field, and not only will you be seeing the park for the first time, but Erin Andrews will be taking you on a tour of the digs. Oh and there will be a special Baseball Tonight from the stadium, which is sponsored by the new “Star Trek” movie. Via ESPN PR….
ESPN’s April 13 Monday Night Baseball telecast will feature the first regular-season game from Citi Field, the new home of the New York Mets, who host the San Diego Padres at 7 p.m. ET. Dan Shulman will call the game – also available in high definition on ESPN HD and via ESPN360.com and ESPN Mobile TV – with analysts Orel Hershiser and Steve Phillips. During the game, reporter Erin Andrews will provide viewers a tour of the new ballpark.
The game will be available locally on ESPN in both team markets, co-existing with local coverage in New York and San Diego. In New York, the game will also be available on the ABC SuperSign in Times Square.
Additionally, Baseball Tonight presented by Star Trek – with host Karl Ravech and analysts Peter Gammons and John Kruk – will originate live from the ballpark for segments during the 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter, along with a highlights, news and information show at 10 p.m.
I love seeing new stadiums, so having a tour is a great idea. Oh and having Erin Andrews conduct it isn’t a bad idea either. Here is the rest of your national announcing schedule for the week (I’ll have the weekend one up by Friday)….
Monday, April 13th
San Diego Padres at New York Mets (ESPN, 7pm)- Dan Shulman, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Phillips, Erin Andrews
Wednesday, April 15th
San Diego Padres at New York Mets (ESPN2, 7pm)- Dave O’Brien, Joe Morgan, Rick Sutcliffe
Thursday, April 16th
Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees (MLB-N, 1pm)- Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds, Jim Kaat
Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins (MLB-N, 8pm)- Victor Rojas and Dan Plesac