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The Dodgers posted the best record in the majors during this pandemic-shortened season, then rallied in the final game to claim a most elusive crown. To try and fight this, the league negotiated with ESPN to move the start time of Sunday Night Baseball to 7 p.m. The Sunday version, Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown, still airs before every Sunday Night Baseball game. Pittsburgh played the Chicago White Sox in the afternoon, before the Bucks became the first pro sports team to decide it would not play Wednesday. Zero hockey coverage and now they won't air Baseball Tonight. Everyone who wants one can get a free Doritos Locos Taco in Taco Bell’s “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion. Mike Mayers comes on in the 8th to get the final six outs, including three strikeouts, to secure the win and his first save of 2020. It furthers the depiction that ESPN only cares about basketball, football, and LeBron James. Though Baseball Tonight will still run prior to the network's primetime baseball coverage and special events, it will not be a nightly show. I watched so much of it growing up. Baseball Tonight is split into a number of segments, each of which focuses on a particular aspect of baseball. When (then-Padre) Jake Peavy threw 8​1⁄3 innings on Saturday, they showed one pitch in the third inning and that was it. A pair of Major League Baseball games were postponed Wednesday as players across the sports landscape reacted in the wake of the weekend shooting by police of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin. New York pitcher Robert Gsellman, who is white, wore a Black Lives Matter t-shirt instead of a uniform as he watched from the stands behind the dugout. Married. Mike Mayers earns the save. Campaign advisers tell Axios that Joe Biden will 'address the nation as its new leader' if media declare him the winner, Shady AF! a show from the rooftop at Fenway Park and a show from one of the Wrigley Rooftops at Wrigley Field in 2005. NBA officials later announced that all three of the day’s scheduled playoff games had been postponed. With ESPN canceling #BaseballTonight, here's a list of sports the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports coverage still care about: — Raymond Fava (@RaymondFava) January 31, 2019. Zero hockey coverage and now they won't air Baseball Tonight. In December 2018, four months before the deal to air Intentional Talk was to end in April 2019, the show stopped airing on ESPN2, with airings on MLB Network being unaffected. © 2020 TV GUIDE, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Tonight’s game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees in Philadelphia has been cancelled, per Ken Rosenthal. The baseball postponements came after the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks didn’t come out on the floor for Game 5 of their first-round playoff series with the Orlando Magic on Wednesday afternoon at Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn tweeted: “Enough is enough.”. I guess Baseball Tonight was cutting too much into their LeBron time. During the Playoffs, Baseball Tonight goes back to its traditional daily airings on ESPN2. [4] For the 2019 season, despite rumors of a return of the show daily,[5] ESPN, just as they did the past two years, kept Baseball Tonight airing sporadically thorough the season Monday-Saturday, along with the weekly Sunday version Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown before Sunday Night Baseball. It only took four days for MLB baseball to run into its first serious problem while playing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to several national writers the season isn’t in serious danger of being canceled yet. The instant result tests could potentially give the team an idea as to whether and to what extent anyone was potentially infected during the series against the Marlins. RIP Baseball Tonight, a sports staple of my childhood and of so many others. In 2007, a new segment entitled "That's Nasty!" But ESPN consolidating to two sports and one polarizing man is hardly a long term strategy for retaining or growing their audience. Baseball by nature is not the national sport that football and basketball are, as nationally broadcast games usually do not garner much better ratings than marquee regional broadcasts. Today Is the Day. Fans of Hockey, MMA, Boxing, Soccer, and various niche sports all knew better than to watch ESPN for coverage. ET. Like us on Facebook. Jessica Mendoza joins Buster to discuss tonight's postponed Brewers-Cardinals game, 7-inning doubleheaders, and where Shane Bieber ranks among the top pitchers in baseball (7:05). 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Games between the Cincinnati Reds and Brewers in Milwaukee and the Seattle Mariners and Padres in San Diego were called off hours before they were set to begin. Sign up for our free daily Morning and Afternoon Update newsletters. Two Monday games have been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak on the Miami Marlins: the Marlins’ game against the Orioles, and the Yankees - Phillies game. It furthers the depiction that ESPN only cares about basketball, football, and LeBron James. An in-depth look at Major League Baseball, with highlights, news and analysis. Combine that with the fact that SportsCenter -- which in the summer essentially shows mostly baseball highlights anyway -- attracts more viewers than Baseball Tonight, and you have a perfect set of circumstances to choose not to bring the program back to the lineup on a nightly basis, which has actually been the case for the last two years. Colorado outfielder Matt Kemp, who is Black, announced on social media he would skip the Rockies’ game in Arizona “in protest of the injustices my people continue to suffer.”, “I could not play this game I love so much tonight knowing the hurt and anguish my people continue to feel,” he wrote. Now baseball … Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Another running gag is the Umpire Fantasy League in which "owners" of umpires in this fictitious league are rewarded for their umpires ejecting players or coaches. Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Guess if it doesn't have to do with Lebron, they're not interested. 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