ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Schedule Unveiled, Red Sox Get One Game

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

The Red Sox won't get much ESPN love after their down 2012 campaign, but that's okay

On Tuesday, ESPN unveiled their Sunday Night Baseball schedule for the first half of the season. Since the Red Sox were not a good baseball team in 2012, they are not going to be making as many appearances as we are used to on the Worldwide Leader. That's a positive, in many ways, like not having to stay up until midnight to watch them play the Yankees in a four-hour game on a Sunday night, but it's still surprising given how much money Sox/Yanks generates for the rest of the league, who share in the revenue from these games.

Here's the full (well, half-full) schedule, so you can plot out your late-July weekend:

Date

Game

March 31

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros

April 7

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers *

April 14

Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees

April 21

St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies

April 28

Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers

May 5

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants

May 12

Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox

May 19

Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers

May 26

Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

July 14

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs

July 21

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

For some reason, the Washington Nationals, who just might be baseball's best team, one full of exciting, nationally known players, does not have a single ESPN Sunday Night game in the first half. Curious, that. Granted, the second-half might be chalk full of them, and if Boston plays better than the television executives are giving them credit for, they'll be there, too.

While this was known already, ESPN also points out that John Kruk will be joining the booth, in lieu of the departed Terry Francona, who is now managing the Cleveland Indians.

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