ESPN has sent this announcement regarding its Spring Training schedule. Overall, you’ll have eight games with three appearances by the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, two each by the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals.
Most of the games will be called by the revamped Sunday Night Baseball team of Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser and John Kruk. Dave O’Brien, Jon Sciambi and Karl Ravech will call the other games.
And Cactus League fans won’t be happy over the schedule as all of the games scheduled are in Florida.
The first game will be aired on Monday, March 11 as the New York Yankees host St. Louis in Tampa.
Here’s the ESPN press release.
New Sunday Night Baseball Team to Debut and Call Three Spring Training Games
ESPN will swing into spring with a full slate of MLB Spring Training telecasts, beginning with the St. Louis Cardinals at New York Yankees on Monday, March 11, at 1 p.m. ET. The schedule includes multiple appearances by the Cardinals, Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. All Spring Training games on ESPN will begin at 1 p.m. and will be available via WatchESPN.
The new Sunday Night Baseball team – Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser and John Kruk with reporter Buster Olney – will debut Monday, March 18, to call the Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves game. The team will also provide commentary for Yankees at Phillies (Tuesday, March 19) and Red Sox at Yankees (Wednesday, March 20).
2013 MLB Spring Training on ESPN
Date Time (ET) Game Commentators Mon, Mar. 11 1 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at New York Yankees Jon Sciambi, Doug Glanville, Jayson Stark Mon, Mar. 18 1 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk, Buster Olney Tue, Mar. 19 1 p.m. New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk, Buster Olney Wed, Mar. 20 1 p.m. Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees * Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk, Buster Olney Mon, Mar. 25 1 p.m. Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville Tue, Mar. 26 1 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe, Tim Kurkjian Wed, Mar. 27 1 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville Thu, Mar. 28 1 p.m. New York Mets at Washington Nationals Dave O’Brien, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe, Tim Kurkjian
*denotes ESPN2 telecast
ESPN International will also air MLB Spring Training games in the Middle East/North Africa, Caribbean, Pac-Rim and in Europe via ESPN America.
I’ll post more Spring Training releases as we go along.