It's always a battle when the Reds hook up for a series against the Cardinals. And the folks at ESPN thought the matchup was good enough to put in the primetime spot of Sunday Night Baseball.
In addition to the national coverage, ESPN has also enlisted the help of actor and superfan Charlie Sheen for its pregame show. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Sheen will participate in more than half of the show after analyst John Kruk leaves the set to head toward the broadcast booth.
Sheen, who has appeared in multiple baseball movies over his acting career, will be doing "analysis and commentary, calling highlights, and making predictions over multiple segments," said ESPN publicist Ben Cafardo. Hall of Fame shortstop and Cincinnati native Barry Larkin will be in his usual role on the ESPN Baseball Tonight set as well.
Coverage is slated to begin at 7 p.m. local time.
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