I wonder how they choose the teams for Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN.
Certainly it's based on merit and who ESPN thinks will bring in the ratings, but do they also have that All-Star Game mentality where there's a representative from each team showing up at some point during the season?
Like in gym, when somebody has to pick that skinny kid who can't throw.
April thru September (minus the first Sun in Apr but adding the first Sun in Oct) would be 24 Sundays which is 48 chances for one of 30 teams to get on that broadcast.
That's probably how the Cubs would get on next year.
Or they get on because they play Boston at Wrigley on a Sunday in June and ESPN can do that big buildup where they talk about tradition and ancient rivalries all leading up to the Cubs getting CREAMED.
Here's the SNB schedule so far:
We'll see what the "TBD" means for June.
But back to the gif, I'm still so glad that Joe Morgan went away.
This year it'll be Dan Shulman (pbp), Orel Hershiser and newbie Terry Francona doing the games.
Looks like they're going to implement the expanded playoffs thing.
Some new things in baseball are good, some not.
Using cameras to help umps call homers is a good thing, this expanded playoffs thing is...it makes me CRAZY but it's a tolerable thing.
It's as far as they can go.
Because all of these change-things in baseball are like dandelions.
If you don't keep them under control, pretty soon they're all over the damn yard.
I'm about to go on production and while I'll try to keep up, I'll probably be posting some old favorites for awhile.