Angels Get Sunday Night Baseball Love

The Angels and division foe Rangers will be prominently featured on baseball’s prime time stage to begin the 2012 season. Don’t worry east-coasters, the Yankees and Red Sox will be there too. But the Angels and Rangers are building a nice rivalry that was fuelded by a winter of cold war. While the Angels signed Albert Pujols and stole C.J. Wilson from Texas, the Rangers countered with Japanese fireballer Yu Darvish and might still be a player for Prince Fielder.

ESPN would be wise to highlight these teams and they did just that when they released the early Sunday Night Baseball schedule

Date Teams (all telecasts at 8 p.m. ET)
April 8 Chicago White Sox at Texas
April 15 L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees
April 22 Yankees at Boston
April 29 Tampa Bay at Texas
May 6 Philadelphia at Washington
May 13 Angels at Texas
May 20 St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers
May 27 Washington at Atlanta
June 3-July 1 TBD
July 8 Yankees at Boston
July 15 St. Louis at Cincinnati
July 22-Sept 23 TBD

ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball is sponsored by Taco Bell. It’s not a surprise considering AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander admitted to a pre-game ritual of eating half of the Taco Bell menu. Minus tomatoes. While Taco Bell wouldn’t be my fisrt choice, it does make me less nauseous than listening to Joe Morgan call a game.

My choice of sponsorship? Marge’s Pretzel Wagon. Of course, MLB is still pretty upset with them after they almost killed Whitey Ford…

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