Scully’s Entire Call of Fourth Inning Played Live Special Guest Jamie Jarrín to Join Booth Part of ESPN’s Road to the MLB Postseaon with 12 Games in 13 Days ESPN will honor the legendary Los Angeles Dodgers baseball announcer Vin Scully throughout the Sept. 21 edition of Wednesday Night Baseball presented by Hankook Tire when … Read More
For far too long, Cubs fans have feared goats, ghosts and Gatorade. Now that they’ve clinched the NL Central, it is time to acknowledge the architects who built the team, the players who have dominated the league, the faithful who bleed blue despite 108 years in the desert. Their fear hasn’t been unwarranted: Just as the Cubs are built on Wrigley and the ivy and the lovable losing, their identity is equally intertwined with bizarre tales of woe. The smelly goat whose eviction cursed the team in 1945. The black cat who crossed their paths in ’69. The Gatorade that spilled on Leon Durham’s glove in the ’84 NLCS. The guy in glasses—we dare not speak his name—who reached for a foul ball in 2003. No wonder some fans have been haunting Wrigley dressed as the 1908 Cubs, winners of the franchise’s last title. Nice idea, but if—when—Cubs fans do get to celebrate, it won’t be because Tinker and Evers and Chance reappeared. It’ll be because Russell and Zobrist and Rizzo granted their wish.
The 2017 Major League Baseball season will open on ESPN platforms, Sunday, April 2, with multiple, national Opening Day telecasts. It was announced today that the New York Yankees will visit the Tampa Bay Rays and that the Arizona Diamondbacks will host the San Francisco Giants in a pair of divisional match-ups.
ESPN today announced it has added several full national MLB Postseason Impact Game telecasts presented by Exxon and Mobil, including three division rivalry games, to its September schedule. The games are expected to directly impact the 2016 MLB Postseason race. Current MLB standings via ESPN.com.
ESPN announced today its game selection for the 2016 Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell season finale: the Chicago Cubs, owners of baseball’s best record, led by NL MVP candidate Kris Bryant, will host their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals and Yadier Molina at 8 p.m. ET from historic Wrigley Field.
ESPN today announced that veteran baseball journalist Sam Miller has joined ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine as a national baseball columnist and feature writer.
ESPN announced today its game selection for the Sept.18, 2016 edition of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell: the Boston Red Sox, involved in the hotly contested American League playoff race, will host their rivals, the New York Yankees, who are also still alive in the AL playoff picture, at 8 p.m. ET. In addition, Red Sox icon David Ortiz is expected to make his 60th and final Sunday Night Baseball appearance of his storied career.
ESPN announced today its game selection for the Sept.11, 2016 edition of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell: the Chicago Cubs, owners of baseball’s best record, led by NL MVP candidates Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant, will visit the Houston Astros and MLB batting average leader and AL MVP candidate Jose Altuve at 8 p.m. ET from Minute Maid Park.
Hall of Famer and 13-time MLB All-Star Ken Griffey Jr. will be a guest analyst in the booth for ESPN’s entire telecast of the New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners game presented by USAA on Tuesday, Aug. 23 (10 p.m. ET, ESPN).
ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 will combine to provide multiplatform coverage of all 32 games of the 70th Little League World Series presented by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, from Williamsport, Pa. Aug. 18-28.