ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball Schedule

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


I hadn't seen this anywhere, so I figured I'd throw it up. If you've already seen this, please accept my sincerest apologies. Here is ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball schedule for the first 4 months of the MLB Season. Joe and Jon are back and these are the games they'll be butchering....

March 30- Atlanta at Washington
April 6- Chicago White Sox at Detroit (ESPN2, ESPN2 HD)
April 13- New York Yankees at Boston
April 20- New York Mets at Philadelphia
April 27- Los Angeles Angels at Detroit
May 4- Chicago Cubs at St. Louis
May 11- Boston at Minnesota
May 18- New York Mets at New York Yankees
May 25- Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox
June 1 - July 6- TBD
July 13- Colorado at New York Mets
July 20- Boston at Los Angeles Angels (6 p.m. ET)
That's actually a pretty good mix of games and not overly AL East. Baseball Tonight is going to consist of Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Steve Phillips, and Eric Young and ESPN Radio will feature Gary Thorne and Dave Campbell this year.

37 Comments:

Not overly AL East, but except for the first game of the season, every game has a New York, Boston, Chicago, or Los Angeles team in it to ensure a big market, and they're the away team so those people have to watch. And June's interleague play and the NBA finals on ABC, so they don't want to tie themselves down on teams/times yet.

/ljphau

Mar 5, 2008, 11:04:00 AM  

A good mix of games?

Maybe if you live in the top three television markets. Only two games don't involve them, and those (of course) involve the Braves and the Red Sox.

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 11:04:00 AM  

Good, no Orestes Destarde and Eduardo Perez on Baseball Tonight on Sundays, those guys are pitchfork in your ear painful.

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 11:13:00 AM  

Obviously they are going to go with the big markets. I just remember in years past when they had the Blue Jays, Sox, and Yankees in every game. The fact that there are only two Yankees games amazes me.

Mar 5, 2008, 11:14:00 AM  

I thought the rule is the max amount of times ESPN can pick the same team for the Sunday Night game is 3 times? That's why theres always Yanks/Sox, Yanks/Mets, and usually another Yanks/Sox game, but ive heard ESPN is taking the last regular season Stadium home game in Sept. against the O's this year.

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 11:26:00 AM  

I doubt that this rule exists anymore. Sort of like how they were trying to get to every ballpark once during the season in the early days.

God knows they would go bankrupt if they showed Cleveland/Detroit or Arizona/Colorado

I would like to see a comparison of those games and the Sunday afternoon games TBS is showing. Are we getting Mets in the afternoon and Yankees in the evening (the sports version of "fair and balanced")?

J.J. said...
Mar 5, 2008, 11:38:00 AM  

"a good mix of games"
how fuckin' dumb are you?

i'm sure the Fox schedule will look worse

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 11:52:00 AM  

Joe Morgan is consistent at being a bad announcer.

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 11:56:00 AM  

Too bad on Gary Thorne being added on the radio side. Dan Schulman is much better and works well with Campbell. That was a good team.

MileHigh said...
Mar 5, 2008, 12:00:00 PM  

The Fox schedule will not be worse, because they go regional. New York/Boston for the East Coast, Chicago/Cardinals for the Midwest, California for the West Coast. At least I get to see a St. Louis game on Saturday instead of Yankees/Red Sox or Braves/Mets

J.J. said...
Mar 5, 2008, 12:19:00 PM  

"I figured I'd throw it up"

Excellent choice of words when talking about anything Joe Morgan is involved in. The only game I'll watch will be on May 4, and even then, I'll most likely stream the Cards broadcast with John Rooney and Mike Shannon.

Bruce said...
Mar 5, 2008, 1:06:00 PM  

The absence of Dan Shulman on ESPN Radio is very depressing. I like Thorne, but Shulman is the best broadcaster ESPN has on the roster.

Mar 5, 2008, 1:45:00 PM  

Dan Shulman is one of the best in the business and he's very underrated. He and Jon Miller are the best that ESPN has in baseball right now.

ifiok2567 said...
Mar 5, 2008, 2:11:00 PM  

"Baseball" Tonight???

Never heard of it. Perhaps you're referring to "Yankees/Red Sox" Tonight.

Just like this week's "FavreCenter"

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 3:30:00 PM  

You guys bitch about the same old shit with no argument at all. ESPN knows that people watch the Yanks, Sox, Dodgers, etc. Tough shit that you live in Pittsburgh or Kansas City and don't get any primetime games to embarrass yourselves.

You sound like a woman with your equal opportunity garbage. Here's a Susan B. Anthony dollar, tell someone who gives a damn.

GMoney said...
Mar 5, 2008, 4:07:00 PM  

Indians & Diamondbacks both make the playoffs and get 0 Sunday night games? What the Fuck

P~Funk said...
Mar 5, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

thats pretty fucked up...i only see Boston 3 times, not counting the obvious 4th on June 1 or July 6...They should be on every week. Shit, every day! America demands it!!!

Mar 5, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

How in the world, do the indians have the BEST RECORD IN BASEBALL and not appear on Sunday Night Baseball once????

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 9:39:00 PM  

I looked at Cleveland's schedule, and aside from the Yankees April 25-28, they play some dog meat teams in the first half on the weekends: Oakland, Kansas City, Texas, Cincy. It's like the MLB schedule makers didn't want them on national TV.
I tend to agree with gmoney on this issue: Damn the White Sox & Tigers April 6, the world demands the Pirates & Marlins that Sunday night, right? (jj's right as well, the D-backs-Rockies play April 6)

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Mar 5, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

Joe Morgan's consistency will land him in the announcer's wing of Coopertown.

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 10:35:00 PM  

You people do realize this isn't their entire schedule, don't you?

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 10:40:00 PM  

they play some dog meat teams in the first half

...at least I did.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Mar 5, 2008, 10:58:00 PM  

Sigh. Never any Blue Jay love. This, and ESPN is still using the old Raptors dinosaur symbol.

Blake Murphy said...
Mar 5, 2008, 11:01:00 PM  

As a Yankee fan .. I want more Yankee games !!!11

Mar 5, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

Colorado is on ONCE, and they won the NL Pennant. Even the Seahawks did better than that on NBC and ESPN in football.

Cleveland should be on once. Who needs the Nats on TV?

JMNOR55 said...
Mar 6, 2008, 7:23:00 PM  

Joe Morgan is the best side kick announcer in baseball bar none. His comments are always intelligent and speak to the inner workings of the game. Thanks for posting the Sunday Night schedule, I couldn't find it anywhere else.

Anonymous said...
Mar 30, 2008, 7:25:00 PM  

joe and jon why dont you have astros games on sunday night baseball. i live in louisiana.

Anonymous said...
Apr 28, 2008, 7:15:00 PM  

Another Yankees game on SNB and they are in last place. LOL. I really do believe it is the "Yankees/Red Sox Tonight."

Anonymous said...
May 17, 2008, 8:33:00 AM  

New York Mets, New York Mets, New York Mets, New York Mets, 4 games?

Anonymous said...
May 25, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  

Joe Morgan and his fat white friend who is so worthless I cant remember his name are the worst announcers on TV. Biased, misinformed and just plain old f#@&*$g annoying.Dodgers at Mets was a perfect example, they show whos related to who in the upcoming draft. At the bottom of the list is Len Dykstra former Met and his son, its a Mets game and they dont even mention Dykstra. When I hear a game of mine is on Espn I cringe, these two should retire from broadcasting. Overall I just wanted to tell Joe Morgan to shut his silly F'in mouth....NOW!!!

jesse said...
Jun 1, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

"You guys bitch about the same old shit with no argument at all. ESPN knows that people watch the Yanks, Sox, Dodgers, etc. Tough shit that you live in Pittsburgh or Kansas City and don't get any primetime games to embarrass yourselves.

You sound like a woman with your equal opportunity garbage. Here's a Susan B. Anthony dollar, tell someone who gives a damn."

Yeah, why doesn't MLB just contract to a six-team league, since there are only five or six teams the networks and the league emphasize (eyes roll).

Anonymous said...
Jun 6, 2008, 11:27:00 AM  

Hey ESPN you’re stupid! I was enjoying the Sunday night broadcast of the Cubs Sox game until the 7th inning. That's when you started your vote for Obama campaign. Peter Gammons started pissing all over himself about this corrupt Chicago politician tossing a baseball at a Sox game. I suppose Jeremiah Wright was in left Field and his other buddy William Ayers was a killer outfielder as well. Keep your political views out of my national pastime you idiots!

Anonymous said...
Jun 23, 2008, 3:59:00 AM  

I love Sunday night baseball. Sure, Joe fumbles around with his thoughts at times, but Jon Miller is great.
And yeah, who the hell wants to see the Royals vs. Mariners on national TV anyways, not I captain.

Peter Wentworth said...
Jun 27, 2008, 7:23:00 PM  

I really dislike these guys -- especially Morgan who keeps mispronouncing the name of the manager of the Chicago White Sox. Ozzie gee-YEN??? It's GEE-yen, you doofus. I sure hope these guys aren't going to call any more White Sox games this season!

Anonymous said...
Jun 29, 2008, 9:38:00 PM  

http://www.firejoemorgan.com/
The name says it all...should be on your 'Friends of AA' list.

NL Fan said...
Jul 17, 2008, 3:42:00 PM  

What the hell do the Seattle Mariners have to do to get on Sunday Night Baseball!!! I live in Seattle and I'm starting to get sick and very tired of the idiots who make the schedule who are in New York and Boston biased people I am sick of it!!! Oh and by the way the Los Angeles Angels of whatever are going to be an afterthought come October..!!

camerongunzer said...
Feb 8, 2010, 2:10:00 AM  

Come on people seriously you guys haven't seen Felix Hernández pitch?????? Those schedulers for ESPN baseball, really need to get the Seattle Mariners on TV with the 8pm,ET slot more than once I don't mind having to watch them play here in Seattle at 5pm. With the team that has Felix Hernández, Cliff Lee, Chone Figgins, Ichiro and Crazy Man Bradley. I'm telling you this team is going to be a 93-69 or 90-72 this year!

camerongunzer said...
Feb 8, 2010, 2:21:00 AM  

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