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While many Boston Red Sox fans may prefer to watch the team’s games on NESN, there are always a handful of games each season that end up getting pushed to ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast. It’s a near certainty that the Sox will be involved in multiple games late Sunday nights, with at least one of them certain to be against the New York Yankees.
ESPN released a partial schedule for their Sunday Night broadcasts and sure enough, Boston is schedule to appear in the weekend’s late game at least three times.
April 13th will mark the team’s first appearance of the year, as they visit (surprise!) the Yankees in New York. The following Sunday (April 20th) the Sox will host the Baltimore Orioles and on May 18th the team will host the Detroit Tigers.
Sox fans will also certainly notice a change in the ESPN booth this coming season. Orel Hershiser has stepped back from his duties with ESPN to join former Red Sox Nomar Garciaparra as the lead team for the Los Angeles Dodgers new broadcast network. Curt Schilling will reportedly step in to replace Hershiser alongside John Kruk and Dan Shulman.
ESPN has yet to announce their Sunday Night Baseball schedule beyond mid-July, but it’s safe to expect that there will be a few more appearances in the spotlight for this Boston team.