Baseball Tonight Goodyear Express Tour Begins February 21


Baseball Tonight Goodyear Express Tour Begins February 21

Baseball Tonight to Visit Spring Training Sites in Arizona & Florida

Baseball Tonight made its first stop as part of the Baseball Tonight Goodyear Express Tour today, Feb. 21, in Jupiter, Fla., for a visit with the defending World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.  Baseball Tonight’s tour of Spring Training destinations will include visits to team camps in both Arizona and Florida over a four-week span.

Baseball Tonight’s Tim Kurkjian will be along for each Spring Training stop, joined at times by analysts John Kruk, Terry Francona, Aaron Boone and Rick Sutcliffe.  During each visit, the analysts will interview players and provide in-depth perspective on team preparation and off-season storylines heading into the 2012 MLB season.

“Last year was the most fun I’ve had in over 30 years covering Spring Training, mainly because of having John Kruk as part of the bus tour with me,” said Kurkjian. “The players really enjoyed it when the bus showed up to camp and it was a natural conversation starter.  I fully expect the same amount of enjoyment this year only it won’t just be John, but Terry, Aaron and Rick along for the ride too.”

Content from the Baseball Tonight bus tour will be integrated into weekday Baseball Tonight shows (regularly at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN), along with daily SportsCenter segments and (including local sites in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York).

Baseball Tonight Goodyear Express Tour telecast schedule (taped show dates in parenthesis):

Date Time (ET) Team(s) Site Commentators
Florida sites        
Tue, Feb 21 3:30 p.m. St. Louis Jupiter Kruk/Kurkjian
Wed, Feb 22 3:30 p.m. Miami Jupiter Kruk/Kurkjian
Thu, Feb 23 3:30 p.m. N.Y. Mets Port St. Lucie Kruk/Kurkjian
Fri, Feb 24 3:30 p.m. Washington Viera Kruk/Kurkjian
Mon, Feb 27 3:30 p.m. Atlanta Kissimmee Francona/Kurkjian
Tue, Feb 28 3:30 p.m. Detroit Lakeland Francona/Kurkjian
Wed, Feb 29 3:30 p.m. N.Y. Yankees Tampa Francona/Kurkjian
Thu, March 1 3:30 p.m. Blue Jays Dunedin Francona/Kurkjian
Fri, March 2 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia Clearwater Francona/Kurkjian
Mon, March 5 3:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Port Charlotte Kruk/Kurkjian
Tue, March 6 3:30/11:30 p.m.* Boston Fort Myers Kruk/Kurkjian
Arizona sites        
Mon, March 12 3:30 p.m. L.A. Angels Tempe Boone/Kurkjian
Tue, March 13 3:30 p.m. Milwaukee(taped March 11) Glendale Boone/Kurkjian
Sun, March 18 1 p.m. Kansas City(taped March 17) Scottsdale Kurkjian
Sun, March 18 10 p.m.* San Francisco;Seattle(taped March 14) Scottsdale Boone/Kurkjian
Tue, March 20 Midnight*(9 p.m.) Cincinnati Goodyear Boone/Kurkjian
Thu, March 22 3:30 p.m. Chicago White Sox Camelback Sutcliffe/Kurkjian
  10 p.m. Chicago Cubs(taped March 16);L.A. Dodgers (taped March 21) Mesa Sutcliffe/Kurkjian
Fri, March 23 3:30 p.m. Cleveland Goodyear Sutcliffe/Kurkjian
Sat, March 24 8 p.m. Arizona/Colorado (taped March 19) Scottsdale Sutcliffe/Kurkjian
Mon., March 26 Midnight(9 p.m.) Texas Surprise Sutcliffe/Kurkjian

*denotes ESPN2 telecast



Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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