It's time for baseball
There won't be a Behind the Broadcast column again in Saturday's paper because of my duties covering Union College hockey in the postseason.
But I should mention that the Major League Baseball season opens Sunday night. ESPN and ESPN HD will have the Houston Astros' American League debut when they host the Texas Rangers at 8 p.m. The game also marks the debut of John Kruk as a game analyst. He replaced Terry Francona, who is managing the Cleveland Indians. The game will also be on WTMM-FM (104.5) and WENT-AM (1340) and WENT-FM (105.1).
Monday is the true opening day. YES and YES HD will have the Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees at 1 p.m. The game will also be on radio. The Yankees' broadcast is on WTMM, WENT and WSDE-AM (1190) and WSDE-FM (94.3). The Red Sox broadcast is on WOFX-AM (980).
SNY and SNY HD has the San Diego Padres at New York Mets at 1 p.m. WIZR-AM (930) and WIZR-FM (102.9) has the radio broadcast.
ESPN and ESPN HD has the defending World Series-champion San Francisco Giants visiting the Los Angeles Dodgers at 4 p.m. ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will have two games -- Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves at 7 p.m., and St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks at 10 p.m.
Monday will also be the start of the free view of the MLB Extra Innings package.
MLB Network and MLB HD will have double-headers Tuesday, April 4 and April 5. Tuesday's games are Baltimore at Tampa Bay at 3 p.m., and the Giants at the Dodgers at 10 p.m.
The April 4 games are the L.A. Angels at Cincinnati at 12:30 p.m., and the Phillies at the Braves at 7 p.m. The April 5 games are St. Louis at San Francisco at 4:30 p.m., and the Chicago Cubs at Chicago at Atlanta at 7:30 p.m.
There is one game April 6 -- Kansas City at Philadelphia at 7 p.m.