Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sunday Night Baseball Schedule

ESPN has announced its Sunday Night Baseball schedule for the first half of the season:
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 (3 p.m. PT)

Without checking, it seems less Yankees-Red Sox heavy than in the past few years. It's nice to see the Tigers in there a couple of times, because they stand to be a fun team to watch. You're never going to make everyone happy with this kind of stuff -- ratings matter, and big markets bring big ratings -- but given their contender status, I would liked to have seen Milwaukee, Arizona, and San Diego in there somewhere.

Given how long it's been since we've seen a game that counts, I'd watch the Pirates and Marlins right now if they were on.


Jason said...

Where's the outcry about East Coast Bias? ;)

Wait, there isn't any? Hrmmmm

AP said...

An east coast bias would be justified. Aside from the higher ratings, since the advent of Sunday Night Baseball in 1990, World Series wins go as follows:

East: 7
West: 2
South: 1
Midwest: 4
Canada: 2

That's only if you call the D'backs a west coast team.