Want to watch your favorite baseball team into the wee hours of the morning with volume levels that make every bat crack sound like a firework? Well, if you’re a fan of the Cleveland Indians, you will not be able to do so in 2020. Not in the first half of the season, anyway.
ESPN today released the first half of their 2020 schedule for Sunday Night Baseball and it contains a whole lot of the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees. But no Indians.
The Sunday Night Baseball first-half schedule opens on March 29 with the Chicago Cubs facing the Milwaukee Brewers and concludes with the Little League Classic matchup between the Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles.
All Sunday Night Baseball games in the second half of the season will be decided up to two weeks before the scheduled date, similar to how the NFL “flexes” Sunday Night Football games every week. The Indians don’t have a lot of interesting Sunday matchups down the stretch, so don’t get your hopes up about a flex, but they do play the Yankees on Aug. 20 and the Angels on Sept. 13.
The full schedule can be seen below, or on ESPN’s press site.
- March 29, 7:00 p.m. — Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers
- April 5, 8:30 p.m. — Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants
- April 12, 7:00 p.m. — St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
- April 19, 7:00 p.m. — Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets
- April 26, 7:00 p.m. — New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
- May 3, 7:00 p.m. — St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers
- May 10, 7:00 p.m. — Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
- May 17, 7:00 p.m. — New York Yankees at Houston Astros
- May 24, 7:00 p.m. — Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox
- May 31, 7:00 p.m. — Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets
- June 14, 7:00 p.m. — New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
- June 21, 7:00 p.m. — Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs
- June 28, 7:00 p.m. — Chicago Cubs at New York Yankees
- July 16, 8:00 p.m. — San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers*
- July 19, 7:00 p.m. — New York Yankees at St. Louis Cardinals
- Aug. 23, 7:00 p.m. — GEICO MLB Little League Classic: Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles