via press release:
Baseball Tonight’s Sunday Night Baseball Takeover June 1 on ESPN
Seven Baseball Tonight Commentators to be Strategically Positioned throughout Dodger Stadium to Call Dodgers-Pirates in Unique Experience for Viewers
ESPN will present a unique experience for viewers this weekend on Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell – the exclusive, national Major League Baseball game of the week – as the Pittsburgh Pirates visit the Los Angeles Dodgers, June 1, at 8 p.m. ET. Baseball Tonight will “take over” Sunday Night Baseball, immediately following the Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown on-site pre-game show at 7 p.m.
How it will work
Karl Ravech and Baseball Hall of Famer and analyst Barry Larkin will be on site for Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown from just outside of Dodger Stadium. After the show, Ravech and Larkin will head to the Sunday Night Baseball booth inside the stadium where they will lead a team of seven Baseball Tonight commentators who will collectively call the action from various locations throughout Dodger Stadium.
ESPN’s regular Sunday Night Baseball booth – Dan Shulman and John Kruk – has the week off. Regular Sunday Night Baseball reporter Buster Olney will be part of the seven-person team at Dodger Stadium.
|Baseball Tonight commentator||Dodger Stadium location||Analysis specialty|
|Karl Ravech||Sunday Night Baseball television booth||Overall, team lead|
|Barry Larkin||Sunday Night Baseball television booth||Overall, team lead|
|Buster Olney||Press box||News and information|
|Eric Wedge||Behind Home plate||Big-picture strategy|
|Mark Mulder||Pirates dugout||Pitching|
|Aaron Boone||Dodgers’ dugout||Offense|
|Doug Glanville||Right Field Pavilion||Defense|
Mike McQuade, vice-president, production:
“We are committed to expanding our Major League Baseball coverage by finding new methods of informing and entertaining fans. We’ll look to bring viewers closer to the game through the vantage points of our Baseball Tonight experts, who will be strategically placed in positions where they can capture all of the storylines happening during a baseball game.”
ESPN, in its 25th Major League Baseball season, has provided viewers with several unique experiences so far this season, including Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown celebrity appearances and game commentators in non-traditional broadcast locations.
Sunday Night Baseball is also available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio and WatchESPN.
Upcoming Sunday Night Baseball schedule
|June 1||Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers|
|June 8||Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers|
|June 29||Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees|
|July 13||New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles|
|July 20||Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals|
|Aug 3||New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox|