ESPN’s Baseball Tonight – the only nightly national studio show devoted solely to MLB highlights, news and information – will feature Hall of Famers as guest analysts on select Sundays throughout the 2008 season beginning with 18-year MLB veteran Wade Boggs on Sunday, April 13. Boggs will appear on the 12:30 and 7 p.m. ET shows, leading into the Sunday Night Baseball Presented by Taco Bell telecast featuring two of his former teams – the New York Yankees (1993-97) at Boston Red Sox (1982-1992) – at 8 p.m.
Additional Hall of Fame players to appear on Baseball Tonight will include Juan Marichal (May 11), Phil Niekro (May 25) and Rod Carew (July 13).
Boggs will be on with Karl Ravech, John Kruk, and Steve Phillips for the 12:30 show and he’ll be with Chris Berman, Kruk, and Phillips for the 7pm edition. Seems like a fun idea and anything that keeps John Kruk from talking is alright by me (I kid, I kid). But seriously….great idea Baseball Tonight. Oh and I think it’s time you renamed the home run segment after EY’s “Souvenir City” catchphrase. Just one man’s opinion.
Update: Buck Showalter is also back on the program now giving the network 40 different analysts to choose from.
(Via ESPN PR)