Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Next Year is Almost Here.
The 2009 MLB schedule was released today, and some worthwhile tidbits...
As expected, the Indians open in Texas on Monday, April 6. They then go home for three with Toronto, and then right back on the road to play Kansas City, and then to New York to play in a the first ever series at the new Yankees Staduim, a four game set.
Three games against Boston during the week, last week of April. Than two games in Boston first week of May. Do not see them again until the last series of the season, a four game set, Oct. 1-4. As noted there, the season does not end until the fourth. If the World Series goes to a game seven, it would end on November 5.
Interleague plays sees 3 in Cincy, 3 at home against St. Louis, 3 at home against Milwaukee, 3 in Chicago (NL), 3 in Pittsburgh, and 3 at home against Cincy.
Also, from Indians.com...
"Unlike this 2008 season, when nearly half the Tribe's home games were played in April and May, the summer months will feature plenty of action at Progressive Field. A total of 63 home games will be played from Memorial Day through the end of the season, which is 12 more than this year.
The Tribe will play 12 home games in April, 13 in May, 15 in June, nine in July, 14 in August and 18 in September, with the division-rival Tigers (Sept. 22-24) and White Sox (Sept. 28-30) both visiting during the final homestand. "
Also, the season is starting and ending a bit later because of the World Baseball Classic.