May 12, 2021

Alex Rodriguez taking center stage in ESPN’s new Sunday Night Baseball (New York Post)

There is nothing Alex Rodriguez likes more than being the center of attention. Now, on ESPN’s premiere baseball game broadcast, A-Rod will be just that.

ESPN decided its new “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcast team will be Matt Vasgersian and Rodriguez, with Buster Olney returning as the dugout reporter, The Post has learned.

The only change is that ESPN has dropped Jessica Mendoza from Sundays.

This means, more than ever, Sunday nights will be the Alex Rodriguez Show.

The new Sunday team’s first regular-season broadcast will actually be on a Thursday, March 26, the Opening Night game between the in-the-news Astros and Mike Trout’s Angels.

Mendoza received a new contract extension and will call TV games as a lone analyst, as well as the World Series radio broadcast. However, the actions by ESPN’s hierarchy display an addition-by-subtraction Sunday approach in an attempt to upgrade baseball’s second-most prestigious booth after Fox’s World Series team.

ESPN is also changing lead producers, as Jeff Dufine has replaced Andy Reichwald.

With the new setup, Rodriguez can show he truly is as dedicated to the game as his Instagram posts attest. Either Rodriguez…

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