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Fan Central Mailbag: NCAA softball & baseball slates; Miguel Cabrera on SNB; new 30 for 30 lineup


Before we get to your questions, here’s a quick programming reminder for college softball and baseball fans: The NCAA Softball Regionals start today at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPNU, with two of what could be 97 games played between now and June 5 (see complete schedule). NCAA Baseball Conference Championship Games start Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN3 with the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship (see complete schedule). In total, ESPN platforms will show 70 baseball conference tournament games between Sunday and May 26.

And now onto your questions . . .

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers (Allen Kee / ESPN)
Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers face Texas on this week’s Sunday Night Baseball
(Allen Kee/ESPN)

Is ESPN showing Monday Night Baseball and Wednesday Night Baseball games at the end of May? Also, it appears there are no Sunday Night Baseball games scheduled for the end of July. — Molly
No worries Molly, ESPN’s Monday and Wednesday night games are chosen one week ahead of time. Sunday night game selections for the month of June, July 7 and July 28 will be made three weeks in advance. In addition, August and September game selections will be made two weeks in advance.

Schedule reminder: This week, Sunday Night Baseball features 2012 American League Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and his Detroit Tigers visiting the Texas Rangers (8 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN.) Next week, Monday Night Baseball and Wednesday Night Baseball will feature the New York Yankees visiting the Baltimore Orioles (7 p.m. each night, ESPN/WatchESPN).

Can you provide me a complete list of the 30 for 30 programs? Also, when do they air? — Susan
You’ll find everything you want to know about 30 for 30 (Volumes 1, 2 and Shorts) on the 30 for 30 website. If you haven’t heard, a new set of 30 for 30 films is on the horizon. Topics to be covered will include, among others, Jimmy Connors, Maurice Clarett, the Sugar Ray Leonard-Roberto Duran rivalry, the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan saga, and the Bad Boy Detroit Pistons of the late 80s-early 90s. Also, don’t forget to watch the new Nine for IX series, which starts July 2 with Venus Vs.. Lastly, you can always purchase the complete series or individual films.

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