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Yankees and Mets fill early ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' schedule

Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares and Yankees centerfielder Jacoby

Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares and Yankees centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury are seen in this composite image. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke; Getty Images / Hannah Foslien

ESPN announced its early season "Sunday Night Baseball" schedule and, as is customary, the New York nines are well represented.

So those of us with jobs or who attend school on Mondays ought to root for MLB's upcoming initiatives to speed up games to have an early effect.

Three of the four Sunday night games between April 12 and May 3 will feature the Yankees and/or Mets:

Red Sox at Yankees April 12

Mets at Yankees April 26

Yankees at Red Sox May 3

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