Annually broadcasting 16 to 18 games and playoffs between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox and featuring the two teams for nearly half of every daily SportsCenter show, ESPN recently added the Yankees-Red Sox Channel to its stable.
“Once again, ESPN has broken new ground in sports programming,” said a network spokesperson. “The interest in these two teams is overwhelming among the only demographic that counts, the northeast United States.”
The new channel debuted with a thrilling 11-1 Boston win over the Bronx Bombers.
The channel’s signature program is a nightly talk show co-hosted by Yankees’ analyst Susan Waldman and former Major Leaguer Roger Clemens. The show, called “Bronx and Socks,” will feature guests, including Yogi Berra, Carl Yastrzemski and Bucky Dent, and musical entertainment with popular groups like “The David Ortiz Trio.”
Promising more excitement to come, the 24-hour channel will broadcast past games between the two clubs and a one-hour daily team news show.
Perhaps the most prominent programing will be cutting-edge documentaries with the first of the ESPN originally-produced films titled “Bring Me the Head of Ted Williams.”