Here is your ESPN Sunday Night Baseball schedule for the coming season with games from April through May already announced by the leader. The season opens on a Wednesday night with defending champion St. Louis opening up the new Miami Marlins stadium. The first Sunday night game will see the two-time defending AL champion Rangers host the White Sox.
Perhaps no booth improved as much in the offseason as the Sunday Night Baseball booth. The straight swap of Terry Francona for Bobby Valentine will dramatically improve the ESPN booth. (We’l see what it does for the Red Sox.) Bobby V had his moments at ESPN but was never a great fit in the broadcast booth. Conversely, Francona was a revelation for Fox in working two ALCS games and should complement Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser. This trio should be the definitive top announcing team in baseball and may develop to one of the best overall regardless of sport or network.
Sunday Night Schedule:
Date Teams (all telecasts Sunday @ 8 p.m. ET)
April 8: Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers
April 15: Los Angeles Angels @ New York Yankees
April 22: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox
April 29: Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers
May 6: Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals
May 13: Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers
May 20: St. Louis Cardinals @ Los Angeles Dodgers
May 27: Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves
June 3-July 1 TBD
July 8: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox
July 15: St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds
July 22-Sept 23 TBD