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    MLB Scheduling

    What's the deal with the opening week schedule? Why play all these games up north when you have plenty of parks in the warm weather to play in...

    Indians at Rangers, makes sense
    Yankees at Orioles
    Tigers at Blue Jays, in a dome, makes sense
    Mariners at Twins, in a dome, makes sense
    Athletics at Angels, both likely to have playable weather, why not them both play a home series
    Rays at Red Sox...whats wrong with this picture?
    Royals at White Sox, seems like both could play out in California
    Dodgers at Padres, see Athletics and Angels
    Cubs at Astros, makes sense
    Nationals at Marlins, makes sense
    Rockies at Diamondbacks, makes sense
    Mets at Reds...
    Pirates at Cardinals, you're pushing it...



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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    But it's totally cool for Kansas City to be home this weekend so I can go watch the Yankees/Royals



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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    I just don't know why you'd want your big opening day (today) the same day as the NCAA final. I'll have to watch the 6-9 innings of the Cubs game, same time as the final.



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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    But it's totally cool for Kansas City to be home this weekend so I can go watch the Yankees/Royals
    Actually it's not going to be all that bad in KC this weekend. Right now, the forecasted highs are in the 60's.

    The first week schedules makes no sense to me. The Boston game has already been postponed and last I checked, Cincinnati was very iffy.



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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by garn91 View Post
    Actually it's not going to be all that bad in KC this weekend. Right now, the forecasted highs are in the 60's.
    Excellent! I haven't looked at the forecast but I could definitely watch baseball in that



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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    Baltimore probably had good weather yesterday...

    Today the radar is extremely colorful


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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    Baseball is such a great game. Yet there is so so much wrong with the way it is run.



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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    Baltimore probably had good weather yesterday...

    Today the radar is extremely colorful
    So you're telling me I might not see Orioles/Yankees at 3 on ESPN?



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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    I don't really see a problem with the schedule. It's probably my "Big 12 North" bias coming through where we have to go play in the South when it's cold up here. I don't think it'd be right to just forbid northern teams from playing at home during April. If we're so big on the weather being perfect then start the season in May.



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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    Mets at Reds is an opening day tradition isn't it?



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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    I don't really see a problem with the schedule. It's probably my "Big 12 North" bias coming through where we have to go play in the South when it's cold up here. I don't think it'd be right to just forbid northern teams from playing at home during April. If we're so big on the weather being perfect then start the season in May.
    Exactly what I was going to say.



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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    Mets at Reds is an opening day tradition isn't it?
    Nope - the Mets lost to the Marlins 5-4 last year

    2008 Mets Schedule | mets.com: Schedule


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Nope - the Mets lost to the Marlins 5-4 last year

    2008 Mets Schedule | mets.com: Schedule
    My bad...



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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    Since you play your divison so much more than the others they try and get some of the games on opening day to draw some good crowds. Not every team draws like the Cubs, Red Soxs and the Yankees



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    Re: MLB Scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    But it's totally cool for Kansas City to be home this weekend so I can go watch the Yankees/Royals
    I'll be there! I went to the Royals 2nd home game last year, it was windy and ~30 degrees out and raining/sleeting on and off. It was awful, it was like being at a football game in November, except I didn't get to tailgate for 6 hours before gametime.



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