If you’re planning that summer vacation you might have lucked out; you know, if you’re one of those weirdos like me who would schedule a vacation differently because you didn’t want to miss a special-event baseball game.
Don’t make any plans for May 27th, because on that night at 8 PM Eastern time, the Braves will play host to the Washington Nationals on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball telecast. Yesterday the first half schedule was released and while the Braves are only on the docket once, they could play their way into several second half dates under the lights on ESPN.
Date Teams (all telecasts at 8 p.m. ET)
April 8 Chicago White Sox at Texas
April 15 L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees
April 22 Yankees at Boston
April 29 Tampa Bay at Texas
May 6 Philadelphia at Washington
May 13 Angels at Texas
May 20 St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers
May 27 Washington at Atlanta
June 3-July 1 TBD
July 8 Yankees at Boston
July 15 St. Louis at Cincinnati
July 22-Sept 23 TBD
You have to like the mix of teams that ESPN will feature. For years it has seemed that ESPN is just trying to pay the bills by allowing big ticket and large market teams the time-honored tradition of playing on Sunday Nights. This year, they’re catering to everyone a little bit it would appear. Then again, the Pirates didn’t make the schedule and neither did the Mariners.
I know where I’ll be on Sunday evenings. Right here with you, live-blogging the action. More to come on this as the season approaches.