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ESPN releases the first-half Sunday Night Baseball schedule

Jan 12, 2011, 2:58 PM EST

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The Sunday Night Baseball schedule for the first half of the season has been released, and it breaks down thusly:

April 3:   San Francisco at Los Angeles Dodgers (ESPN2)
April 10:  N.Y. Yankees at Boston
April 17:  Texas at N.Y. Yankees
April 24:  Cincinnati at St. Louis
May 1:  N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia
May 8:  Atlanta at Philadelphia
May 15:  Boston at N.Y. Yankees
May 22:  Chicago Cubs at Boston
May 29:  Cincinnati at Atlanta (ESPN2)
June 5-July 3 TBD
July 10: N.Y. Mets at San Francisco
July 17:  Boston at Tampa Bay

Six of 11 of the named games don’t include the Yankees or the Red Sox. I think this is actually an improvement over years past. Of course, there are, like, five games there in June in that “TBD” row which could more than uneven that out. UPDATE: Orioles’ outfielder Adam Jones says the lack of O’s games on Sunday night is “lame az hell.”

Ah, who cares. MLB.tv is good and cheap. If you get sick of ESPN shoving the Yankees and Red Sox down your throat on Sundays you can watch anyone else the rest of the week to make up for it.

  1. jkcalhoun - Jan 12, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    So the new crew will be in the house with the better part of the old crew as they kick off the schedule in L.A.

  2. lar @ wezen-ball - Jan 12, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    There are only two games that don’t feature one of these four teams: Giants, Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies. Those two games both happen to feature the Reds, for some reason.

    But there are only 11 games listed, so maybe I’m feeling like there’s something amiss when there isnt… Nah.

    • sportsdrenched - Jan 13, 2011 at 11:47 AM

      As I recall, the Reds were a playoff team last season. That’s why.

  3. Utley's Hair - Jan 12, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    “Six of 11 of the named games don’t include the Yankees or the Red Sox.”

    I’m sure TBS and FOX will rectify this incredibly horrendous and inhuman injustice.

    • b7p19 - Jan 12, 2011 at 10:26 PM

      The Phillies fan says while pretending they are different in any way EXCEPT the title count.

  4. cup0pizza - Jan 12, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Let’s just celebrate the fact that Joe Morgan is finally gone!

    • Ari Collins - Jan 12, 2011 at 9:29 PM

      Plus fucking one.

    • Ari Collins - Jan 12, 2011 at 9:32 PM

      It would have been so painful to have Sox/Yankees games in which the only commentary was on Carl Crawford’s consistency and speed and how the Red Sox have rejected moneyball in order to win.

    • casanova214 - Jan 13, 2011 at 3:02 AM

      who is the new crew anyway?

      • jkcalhoun - Jan 13, 2011 at 8:58 AM

        Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, and Bobby Valentine.

  5. Panda Claus - Jan 12, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    To address Adam Jones’ comment, just win baby and things will take care of themselves. Unless of course you’re the Mets, whose record obviously wasn’t a factor in determining the schedule.

  6. Jeremiah Graves - Jan 12, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    Three cheers for MLB.tv…

    • poreef - Jan 12, 2011 at 11:47 PM

      Well, MLB.TV is great and all, except on, you know, Sundays. And Saturdays. When you have the most time to dedicate to baseball.

      It’s a problem that really needs to be solved. Why can’t I just watch the straight fox feed? I’ll even take commercials so Rupert gets his share.

  7. cjvirnig - Jan 13, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    I love mlb.tv. Also, you should buy an LG Blu Ray player if you don’t have one. Right now, LG has an exclusive agreement with MLB so through the Blu Ray player, you can watch mlb.tv in high def on your TV. It’s like having Extra Innings for half the price.

    But, I could kill FOX for their Saturday B.S. I realize they pay good money for the rights to Saturday afternoon games, but there is no way they can strike a deal with MLB to allow ALL those games to be live on mlb.tv?

    It’s a huge problem for a Twins fan living in L.A. I’m stuck watching the Dodgers play the Pirates and have no way to watch the Twins/White Sox. Not cool.

  8. sportsdrenched - Jan 13, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Craig, is Adam Jones your favorite Twitter Feed?

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