The weekend in daily sports is about golf and the Red Sox-Yankees, as the British Open and baseball’s great AL East rivalry will be at the forefront of television coverage through Saturday and Sunday.
ESPN is carrying the British Open, and it starts early, at 7 AM ET on Saturday, and then at 6 AM ET on Sunday. On both days, with the time difference, it will end in mid-afternoon here in the United States. By roughly 3 PM ET on Sunday we’ll have a new champion.
The Red Sox-Yankees will be nationally televised both days from Fenway Park. Fox, after spending the season’s first half showing Saturday games in prime time, moves to its more customary late afternoon slot, with a 4 PM ET game. Then the Sunday finale will be on ESPN at 8 PM ET, with the game’s best broadcast team of Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser and John Kruk.
Since I’m a Boston fan I would obviously watch this game in any event, but I’ve come to tune into all the Sunday night games just because of Shulman and Hershiser. And Kruk has proven to be a good rookie addition to the booth.
TheSportsNotebook’s MLB coverage this week looked at updated All-Star picks in both the American League and National League, with an eye toward keeping track of this to the end of the season, rather than following baseball’s inexplicable path of stopping halfway through. You can also check out some revised predictions for the playoffs as we head into the second half.