ESPN has officially released their Sunday Night Baseball schedule for the first half of the season, which at least makes it feel like baseball season is quickly approaching. Pitchers and catchers report in 29 days!
According to ESPN's press release, the Yankees will be featured in three Sunday night games during the early part of the season. Every other game on the schedule features the Red Sox, the Dodgers or the Cardinals. The relevant part of the schedule so far is:
April 13th Red Sox at Yankees (of course)
April 27th Angels at Yankees
July 13th Yankees at Orioles
Curt Schilling will be joining the Sunday Night Baseball team of Dan Shulman, John Kruk and Buster Olney. Interesting tidbit: Curt Schilling and John Kruk will be teaming up again after being teammates on the Phillies when they won the NL Pennant in 1993. I'll be interested to hear Schilling during the Red Sox/Yankees game (or I'll be really interested in muting it).
The press release goes on to say that the schedule will feature "the game’s brightest stars, including Miguel Cabrera, Yasiel Puig, Derek Jeter, David Ortiz, Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen and more." I sure hope that Jeter can live up to this hype. I'll just be happy if he can stay healthy.
Do you like watching the Yankees playing in primetime on Sunday nights, or does having to suffer through the ESPN broadcast teams ruin the whole experience?