I've noticed a few quirks about the schedule that I figured I'd share with the group. The highlight for me of course is the mid-summer weekend hosting of the Red Sox in beautiful PETCO. These will be premium tickets for a premium series with three no-doubt-about-it sellouts in the gaslamp.
A few other things:
Our only road trips to AL teams are the annual weekend trip to Seattle and a mid-week series at Tropicana Field in Tampa. Good draw there, our road trip to the AL East is to play the Devil Rays! The two teams we are hosting from the AL East are the Orioles (a weak team in my opinion) and said Sox.
We have two trips to Wrigley! And one of them is on a weekend, the weekend before the Sox at PETCO. If you have never been to Wrigley or Chicago please make this your out-of-town trip of the year, you'll thank me later.
there are ZERO weekend trips to SF. I am sorta upset about this. I am dying to see that ballpark in person but I don't wanna see a Giants-Rockies game.
we neither start nor end the season at home. WTF?? At least we got opening day last year. That is weird I figured for ticket sales reasons each team should get one or the other.
most of the home games in May are hosting NL Central opponents. That is easily the weakest division in baseball so hopefully we can reproduce some May magic from years past
there are no 2nd trips by a non-division NL opponent (like the two visits from Atlanta last year)
I really wish that June 7th game hosting the Dodgers would have the start time changed so it can be a mid-week day game.
Did I mention how jazzed I am about the Series hosting the Red Sox? Can you picture the matchups? Maddux vs Schilling? C.H. Park vs Matsuzaka? Hensley vs Papelbon? Wow that will be a fun weekend.
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