When the schedule comes out for national broadcasts at the start of each season the second half national broadcasts are generally “to be determined.” It allows the national broadcasters the flexibility to identify games that are critical to pennant races down the stretch so that we are all watching meaningful September baseball during Sunday night’s showcase game on ESPN.
And yet, for some reason, tonight’s national broadcast will feature the 66-73 San Francisco Giants taking on the 58-81 Chicago Cubs. Yep, someone looked at the schedule and thought we all deserved a hefty September dose of mediocrity. If the weather cooperates and there is a long enough break in the rain to play this game tonight, baseball fans will be treated to a riveting matchup between the Giants bullpen and Wade Miley — at least Miley’s quick pace will provide ample fodder for a robust discussion of MLB’s 2023 rules changes, which, in fact, they say they will do for at least one of them:
next year MLB will have a pitch clock. What will it look like in real time. Find out tonight on Sunday Night Baseball. 8et ESPN— Karl Ravech (@karlravechespn) September 11, 2022
When that comes up, we’ve got you covered on the traditional ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Bingo card. Make it a blackout game if you are looking for a real challenge.