ESPN, MLB agree that only games featuring Yankees, Red Sox should be broadcast

ESPN and Major League Baseball extended their TV contract Tuesday, and it’s a whopper of a contract — ESPN will fork over some $700 million a year over eight years, through 2021.

Without getting into all the numbers and nuances, we’ll simply point out this uh-oh sentence from an Associated Press article:

(The deal) also gives the network more flexibility to show games involving popular teams.

In other words, those Sunday Night Baseball games are about to become even more saddled with the following four teams: Yankees, Red Sox, Mets and Phillies.