January 15th, 2014
Finally back from the holidays and catching up, which is good timing given all the season ramp-up stuff going on this week. Among them is the release of ESPN’s early slate of Sunday Night Baseball telecasts, which always gets a reaction from fans. If the Tigers don’t get enough dates for fans’ liking, it’s a sign of disrespect. If the Tigers have a Sunday night game at home, though, it always draws groans from fans who want to go but have to be at work Monday morning.
The early Sunday night slate should please both. The Tigers have one game, and it’s on the road. Their May 15 game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park has been moved to 8:05pm ET. Dan Shulman, John Kurk and Curt Schilling will be on the call, with Buster Olney on the field.
The Sunday night game will make for a late, late flight afterwards to Cleveland, where the Tigers have a 7:05 game the next night. In fact, the Tigers’ nine-game trip to Baltimore, Boston and Cleveland will feature five different start times for games. On the whole, though, it’s a minor inconvenience.