We aren't even into the New Year and nationally televised games for the 2020 MLB season are already beginning to be announced.
On Thursday, ESPN announced the Chicago Cubs will get the first Sunday Night Baseball game of the year against the Milwaukee Brewers on March 29. The network will also broadcast their home opener on March 30 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
They've yet to announce the matchups for that week, but you have to figure the Cubs-Cardinals game on Sunday, April 12, will end up being nationally televised.
It was a disappointing 2019 season for the Cubs, but fans should be excited for next year with David Ross running the show. Let's also not forget the front office could still surprise fans with some big moves this offseason.
Despite their struggles in recent years, the Cubbies are still a hot-ticket item that will see plenty of their games tabbed for nationally-televised broadcasts.