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2018 Schedule

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by canderson, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Today schedules were released for all MLB teams.

    The Red Sox open March 29 with a 4 game series at Tampa Bay, followed by a two-game series at Miami. Home opener is April 5 vs Tampa Bay.

    Interleague road series are @ Atlanta, @ Washington, @ Philadelphia and @ Miami.

    Lots of home games in September is nice.
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  2. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    Every team is starting on Thursday, March 29 next season. This is to get in more off-days while finishing at the same time (September 30, this year ends on October 1).

    more general info at http://m.mlb.com/news/article/253826800/2018-major-league-baseball-schedule-released/

    this year the AL East will face the NL East in IL match-ups, etc.

    Red Sox schedule starts here: https://www.mlb.com/redsox/schedule/2018-03





    notables:

    -opening series is 4 @TB, then take care of 2 @MIA before home opener
    -home opener is April 5 vs the Rays, we will face the Rays in 7 of the first 9 games, and 10 times before April is done
    -Patriots Day is Orioles, and also a getaway day before a west coast swing
    -done with all west coast travel by mid-June
    -6 games against Braves - home series in late May, away series in early September. usual 4 against Phillies in a separate 2 & 2
    -finally go to Nationals Park July 2-4
    -final 6 games are a homestand with O's and Yanks... 15 of final 21 at home
     
  3. VORP Speed

    VORP Speed Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Why do they have a Friday (April 6) in the middle of a series off? That seems weird.
     
  4. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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  5. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    In case home opener is rained out. been like that for a while
     
  6. inJacobyWeTrust

    inJacobyWeTrust Member SoSH Member

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    MLB usually schedules an off day in between the 1st and 2nd home games in early April to account for the high probability of a game being postponed due to bad weather.
     
  7. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Not a total screwup by MLB. Cubs, White Sox, Indians, Brewers, Twins, and Red Sox all start on the road.

    I was hoping for snow postponements en masse.
     
  8. trekfan55

    trekfan55 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Those last 14 days should be interesting:

    @NYY, @CLE, then home vs BAL and NYY.
     
  9. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Seven of the last 10 games against the MFY are at Fenway
     
  10. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

    Jim Ed Rice in HOF Red-headed Skrub child Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    No trips out West after mid June which seems much earlier than past years.
     
  11. nolasoxfan

    nolasoxfan Member SoSH Member

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    Will be great to see them in DC during the July 4th holiday.
     
  12. B H Kim

    B H Kim Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    FYI, the July 4 game in DC is usually an 11:00 am start.
     
  13. Marbleheader

    Marbleheader Dope Dope

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    Weird that they go to LAA and OAK, then two weeks later go to SEA right after a series at BAL.
     
  14. steeplechase3k

    steeplechase3k Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I'm glad for the weekend games in Seattle. I did't make it up there this year due to it being ANOTHER midweek series. Before this year I think I'd seen at least one Red Sox game in Seattle for the past 10-12 years.
     
  15. Rice4HOF

    Rice4HOF Member SoSH Member

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    I almost took time off work this year to go but then other stuff came up. Kind of mad I missed Devers debut and a Sale start. Definitely going to Safeco next season.
     
  16. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Last time the Sox played in DC both Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died.

    Marlins, Phils, Mets, and Braves are the NL visitors to Fenway. *yawn*
     
  17. Domer

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    I'm eyeing those Seattle games. Mid-to-late-June is the perfect time to visit, as the daylight lasts forever, but the weather never gets too hot
     
  18. CoolPapaBellhorn

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    The Brewers have a roof, so that kind of is a screw up. On the whole, though, they did a pretty good job. Only the Tigers, Reds, and Phillies open at home and outdoors, of the traditionally cold northeast markets.
     
  19. geoduck no quahog

    geoduck no quahog Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Strange travel sequences:

    16 April in Baltimore / 17 April in LA
    13 June in Baltimore / 14 June in Seattle
     
  20. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

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    The April 16 is Patriots Day, so early getwaway. Guessing June 12 will also be a day game in Baltimore
     
  21. PC Drunken Friar

    PC Drunken Friar Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I'm planning my summer camp trips and we would like to be to make sure that the Red Sox game we go to is a day game. I'm looking at 6/28 vs Anaheim (they play at Baltimore Friday)... August 23 Cleveland who then travels to KC on Friday. And Phili on 7/31,who travels to Miami for Friday's game.

    Any guesses?

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  22. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    August 23rd most likely IMHO (6/29 is @bidet)
     
  23. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Also August 29th looks possible (but am assuming that's after camp)
     
  24. PC Drunken Friar

    PC Drunken Friar Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Yea, even the 23rd will be stretching it. The 24th is the last day of camp. This year it was an easy call... Toronto on Thursday, Anaheim on Friday

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  25. pedro1918

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    I assume you mean the 13th? Does anyone know the rules about start times before long flights? Are they available on line anywhere?

    If there is no rule that makes the Orioles start early, I wouldn't count on any help from the Orioles (Buck.)
     
  26. tims4wins

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  28. Doooweeeey!

    Doooweeeey! Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    There are off days before every MFY series except 6/29.
     
  29. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    12 Monday off days, compared to 8 this season
     
  30. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Pretty sure there's no rules and it's up to the home team. I think we went through this with Detroit (?) this year. So yeah, unless Baltimore hits the road day after as well, I'd expect that to be a night game.
     
  31. edoug

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    For two of the Sox/O's series, Baltimore has a day off. The other series, they play the Rays the next day.
    http://www.wbaltv.com/article/baltimore-orioles-release-2018-schedule/12229277
     
  32. AB in DC

    AB in DC OG Football Writing Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    The new CBA forbids night games when the team has to fly more than 2 1/2 hours.

    So if it's a six-hour flight to the west coast, that means that a game the prior day can start no later than 3:30.
     
  33. Bigpupp

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    I'll have to look it up when I get a computer, but wasn't the Detroit problem that the opening game of the series was a day game after the Sox had a late (extra inning) game the night before?
     
  34. Papelbon's Poutine

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    You might be right on that, but it was raised before the game went to extras i believe and the issue was with the Orioles the night before wasn't it? (Sorry, fuzzy on details and having trouble finding it)
     
  35. Bigpupp

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    Here's the article. The Sox requested that Detroit move the start time back, MLB approved, but Detroit refused to move it. Then the Sox/Orioles game had a rain delay and exacerbated the problem.
     
  36. Buzzkill Pauley

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    FINALLY STANTON IS BOUND FOR FENWAY!!!









    (ok, so it's only for 3 games...)
     
  37. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  38. pedro1918

    pedro1918 Member SoSH Member

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    I was at that game in Baltimore. It was an absolute down pour. After the game was called Buck got on his high horse and congratulated himself repeatedly for calling the game quickly so the Red Sox could get to Detroit. He said something like: they (the Sox) don't always treat us very well, but we are above it all.

    The fact was the field was under water and there was no way the game should have been restarted.
     
  39. rajendra82

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    The early September series in ATL is going to be a must go for me.
     
  40. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    bring the water, insect repellant, and sunscreen. And maybe a portable dehumidifier.
     
  41. Spelunker

    Spelunker Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    The flip side is it might not even get out of the 60s: June weather here isn't the greatest. And I think a perfect time to visit would have a higher chance of the mountain being out. But it'll be nice to have the weekend games.
     
  42. section15

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    Counted 51 games for season ticket plan B , all Mon-Fri games with the exception of Opening Day and Patriots Day which aren't included - and , for Opening Day I end up buying two Sox Pax at Christmas at Fenway to get in.

    The bill will likely go up - six Yankees games on the plan... and , the last Sunday (which we traditionally go to) is a Yankees game... tough to get.... oh well.
     
  43. rlsb

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    26% of the first 50 games are vs. Tampa Bay, all before Memorial Day, then the remaining games versus the Rays are in a 10 day August stretch. Let us hope the Rays are cold in those two stretches.
     

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