ESPN unveils new Sunday Night Baseball team

ESPN unveils new Sunday Night Baseball team

Network will also run alternative broadcast featuring Michael Kay and Alex Rodriguez

January 7th, 2022

Sunday Night Baseball will not only have a new sound moving forward on ESPN, but fans will also have the option for an alternate viewing experience in an ESPN2 simulcast.

Longtime studio host Karl Ravech will anchor the Sunday night crew, while five-time World Series champion and 1994 AL Cy Young winner David Cone joins ESPN as an analyst. The broadcast team is rounded out by former player and coach Eduardo Perez, who has served as one of ESPN's premier analysts since 2014 (and also from 2006-10).

But that trio won't be the only option some weeks.

ESPN is launching a special presentation hosted by Michael Kay and Alex Rodriguez. The simulcast -- fittingly dubbed "Sunday Night Baseball with Kay-Rod" -- will air on ESPN2 alongside the traditional ESPN game telecast for eight Sunday Night Baseball games.

A-Rod will be entering his fifth season as an analyst after spending the last few years in the primary SNB booth, while Kay is the longtime voice of the Yankees on YES Network and hosts an ESPN radio show.

The eight special simulcasts will be planned around some of ESPN's highest-profile rivalry games. Along with providing insight on the game, the alternate broadcast will integrate fantasy baseball, predictive analytics and special guests connected to that particular matchup.

Rodriguez and Kay will call select games on-site, while handling others live from their home studios. The duo will also serve as the main broadcast team for two exclusive regular-season games on ESPN.

As for the airwaves, Jon "Boog" Sciambi will remain at the helm for his 13th season as the play-by-play voice for Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN Radio. He'll team up with Doug Glanville, who joins the ESPN Radio team for his first season as an analyst.