ESPN goes all in on Cubs to open 2015 baseball season

Yep, ESPN also drinking the Kool-Aid on Chicago’s North Side.

Despite posting a 73-89 record in ’14 and failing to post a winning season since 2010, the Cubs will be showcased in baseball’s 2015 season opener that will air on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

It’ll be the first game featuring some of the new renovations at Wrigley Field, including the new jumbo video board. And there’s also the possibility Jon Lester will be on the mound for the Cubs.

Here are the details via ESPN:


ESPN will open its 26th Major League Baseball regular-season with an exclusive, national presentation of 2015 Opening Night – the St. Louis Cardinals at the Chicago Cubs from historic Wrigley Field – on Sunday, April 5, at 8 p.m. ET. MLB Opening Night will air on ESPN2.

The voice of Sunday Night Baseball, Dan Shulman is scheduled to provide commentary for MLB Opening Night, with analysts Curt Schilling and John Kruk and reporter Buster Olney. Additionally, Baseball Tonight will take its show on the road for an on-site pregame telecast at 7 p.m., leading into the game.

MLB Opening Night – what to watch

– Joe Maddon – the two-time American League Manager of the Year will lead the Chicago Cubs as they look to open strong against perennial World Series contenders, the St. Louis Cardinals.

–  Star power – All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo leads a young array of Cubs stars against Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals.

–  Classic rivalry – Cardinals versus Cubs, one of Major League Baseball’s classic and most passionate rivalries will reignite to open the 2015 regular-season.

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