Today, Major League Baseball released the tentative schedules for next year. In case you didn't know by now, we start off the year at Citifield, before coming home for our home opener against the Dodgers. We end the year with a four game series at home against the Pirates. Perusing over the schedule, here are just some of my thoughts.
-We have a twenty-games-in-twenty-days stretch for most of the month of May, which is the longest stretch.
- I don't know if you noticed, but this year, we played a lot of games against the Braves late in the season, especially in August. That trend will continue next year: we don't play them for the first time until late May.
-We will see a lot of the Pirates (8 games), Brewers (8 games) and Padres (9 games). No complaints here (but you never know what they'll be like next year...). In addition, we will barely see the Cardinals (5 games).
-The NL East is supposed to play the AL Central next year for Interleague, but it seems like the Marlins were instead put into the filler role, since we play the Orioles (AL East), White Sox (AL Central) and the Rangers (AL West) in addition to our six games with Tampa.
What do you think about our schedule next year, assuming nothing changes?