Here’s some good news for baseball fans: Former Olympic softball player Jessica Mendoza will remain in the booth for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts this upcoming season. She will be joined by play-by-play man Dan Shulman and analyst Aaron Boone.
This is a fun little look at the numbers surrounding Sunday Night Baseball appearances over the past decade: who appears, how many times they appear, and against whom do they appear. [Baseball Essential]
I like it, but the purple-and-gold color scheme makes me think this guy might just be a Laker fan who repurposed this shirt from a past Lakers-Celtics series. If that's the case, then good on him for maximizing the value of his insulting t-shirt.
Just your typical pre-game rundown last night on Sunday Night Baseball. Except that, as Bobby Valentine was giving his portion of the preview of Rockies-Cardinals, someone on the field near first base can be seen getting KO'd by a baseball.