MLB just announced that the 2013 season will kick off on the evening of Sunday, March 31 with the Rangers taking on the Astros in Houston, to be broadcast in prime time on ESPN. It’ll be the first-ever American League game for the Astros. The following day ESPN will broadcast the following openers:
- 1:00pm – Red Sox @ Yankees (ESPN)
- 4:00pm – Giants @ Dodgers (ESPN)
- 7:00pm – Phillies @ Braves (ESPN2)
- 10:00pm – Cardinals @ Diamondbacks (ESPN2)
As usual, the Red Sox and Yankees are totally getting shafted by not being broadcast in prime time. Man.