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ESPN Is Reportedly Not Airing A Daily Baseball Show In 2019

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ESPN will reportedly not be airing a daily baseball show in 2019.

There had been some talk about ESPN's Baseball Tonight or another daily baseball show returning for the 2019 season.

That will reportedly not be happening, though.

Awful Announcing is reporting that ESPN has decided on not airing a daily baseball show in 2019.

"Heading into 2019, it was widely believed that ESPN would be bringing back Baseball Tonight or another daily baseball show. That's not gonna be happening after all," Awful Announcing reports.

From the report:

Fast forward to today, and Awful Announcing has learned that ESPN has turned away from this possibility and is no longer considering such a move as the 2019 season draws closer. The iconic show will still air as it did in 2018 as a Sunday night countdown leading up to Sunday Night Baseball.

ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro, a known baseball fan, had internally conveyed an interest in bringing back the popular show beyond Sunday nights, in addition to hunting more Postseason rights for ESPN down the road.

ESPN shared the following statement with us regarding their baseball coverage:

"We are committed to presenting expansive and innovative MLB content and coverage across platforms—this offseason, we’ve announced games in Tokyo, London and Mexico, the Little League Classic and MLB in Omaha, we are airing MLB games on ESPN+, and we signed Jeff Passan this year," ESPN senior publicist Katie Hughes said.

You can view Awful Announcing's full report here.