During March, the new ESPN Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Night Baseball teams will debut. After Jon Miller and Joe Morgan were jettisoned from the Sunday Night Baseball booth, ESPN made wholesale changes to all of its baseball broadcast teams including on radio. So during Spring Training, ESPN will have all of the broadcast teams work Cactus and Grapefruit League games so they can ready for the regular season. So we have the schedule of the 10 Spring Training games ESPN will carry and the announcing teams that will call them.
New Monday & Wednesday Night Baseball & ESPN Radio Squads Also to Debut During Spring Training
ESPN’s new Sunday Night Baseball team, comprised of play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman and analysts Orel Hershiser and Bobby Valentine, will debut Thursday, March 3, at 1 p.m. ET, when the Atlanta Braves host the Detroit Tigers in a Spring Training game at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. Shulman, Hershiser and Valentine will also provide commentary for a contest between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. from Ft. Myers, Fla.
ESPN’s new Monday Night Baseball team – Sean McDonough and analysts Rick Sutcliffe and Aaron Boone – will provide commentary for Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs on Thursday, March 24, at 5 p.m. from Mesa, Ariz.; the Cubs vs. Texas Rangers on Saturday, March 26, at 4 p.m. from Surprise, Ariz.; and the Tigers vs. Yankees on Tuesday, March 29, at 1 p.m. from Tampa, Fla.
Dave O’Brien and analyst Nomar Garciaparra, ESPN’s new Wednesday Night Baseball duo, will call two matchups: Red Sox vs. Braves on Wednesday, March 16, at 1 p.m. from Orlando, Fla.; New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, March 23, at 1 p.m. from Jupiter, Fla.
ESPN Radio’s new Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team – Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton – will call the Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, March 24, at 1 p.m. from Clearwater, Fla.
Additionally, Baseball Tonight’s Karl Ravech and analyst John Kruk will provide commentary for a pair of games – Red Sox vs. Phillies on Monday, March 21, at 1 p.m. from Clearwater, Fla., and Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, March 22, at 1 p.m. from Sarasota, Fla.
ESPN’s Spring Training telecasts will also be available on ESPN3.com. ESPN’s Spring Training schedule with commentator assignments.
Date Time (ET) Teams Network Thu, March 3 1 p.m. Detroit vs. Atlanta
Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, Bobby Valentine, Buster Olney
ESPN Mon, March 14 7 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Boston
Shulman, Hershiser, Valentine, Olney
ESPN2 Wed, March 16 1 p.m. Boston vs. Atlanta
Dave O’Brien, Nomar Garciaparra, Olney
ESPN Mon, March 21 1 p.m. Boston vs. Philadelphia
Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Wendi Nix
ESPN Tue, March 22 1 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore
Ravech, Kruk, Nix
ESPN Wed, March 23 1 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis
O’Brien, Garciaparra, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN Thu, March 24 5 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Cubs
Sean McDonough, Rick Sutcliffe, Aaron Boone, Pedro Gomez
ESPN2 Fri, March 25 1 p.m. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia
Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton, Kurkjian
ESPN Sat, March 26 4 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Texas
McDonough, Sutcliffe, Boone, Gomez
ESPN2 Tue, March 29 1 p.m. Detroit vs. N.Y. Yankees
McDonough, Sutcliffe, Boone, Olney
And there you have the scheduled debuts of each of the MLB broadcast teams for ESPN.