Viewers of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball get a treat tonight for a number of reasons.
To start: new blood. Seattle makes its first appearance on the Sunday night showcase in years, and by virtue of a pairing with the Chicago Cubs, tonight's broadcast features the two teams in each league that have gone the longest without making the World Series. Further, if you're going to tune in to watch the Mariners, you can't do better than seeing Hall of Fame candidate Felix Hernandez, who gets precious few performances in the national spotlight, take the mound. Even the home team's fans can delight in tonight's matchup; it's Hernandez's first start in Wrigley Field and only his second ever versus the Cubs (his first resulted in a no-decision six years ago).