The Arizona Diamondbacks were a playoff team in 2011, taking the NL West title with ease while stacking their lineup with talent this offseason, almost certainly coming out a stronger team in 2012.
ESPN's schedule makers must have forgotten all about that.
The Sunday Night Baseball schedule was announced on Wednesday, and somehow the D-backs were left completely off the board, joining the Milwaukee Brewers as the only only team to get shunned by ESPN. Conversely, the Dodgers got themselves a game, playing the St. Louis Cardinals on May 20.
Luckily there is a large gap, from July 22-September 23 to be exact, where Arizona could get lucky and get a game tossed their way by ESPN. They might wish they had sooner with the players Kirk Gibson's got assembled this season.
ESPN's 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|