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MLB releases the 2012 schedule

Sep 14, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT


Major League Baseball has announced the 2012 schedule this morning. The season begins on Wednesday, April 4.  It ends on Wednesday, October 3. In between: lots of baseball games.

There will be a single game at the Marlins new stadium — make that the Miami Marlins new stadium —  on the 4th, with the Cardinals coming in to visit. Presumably a prime time game.  There will be six games on Thursday the 4th and ten games on Friday the 5th.  The first day with a full slate of games will be Saturday the 6th.  Which means I won’t have a full night of red-eye-scanning box scores for “And That Happened” until Sunday evening the 7th.  Nice way to ease our way into things.

Weirdness: a full four-days off for the All-Star break. Games will resume on the Friday after the Midsummer Classic, not Thursday. Which makes a lot of sense. The press release says this about the interleague schedule:

 The 16th season of Interleague Play will feature many renewals of past World Series, including Reds-Yankees and Pirates-Tigers (starting May 18th); Mets-Yankees, Phillies-Orioles, Astros-White Sox, Blue Jays-Braves, Tigers-Reds and Rangers-Giants (starting June 8th) …

So for those Tigers fans who have been waiting since 1909 for some sweet revenge against the dreaded Pirates, you now have your chance! Vengeance shall be yours!

  1. yankeesfanlen - Sep 14, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    I know you have a neatly collated copy in the pocket of your Braves bathrobe, but where do the rest of us get one?

    • bloodysock - Sep 14, 2011 at 11:38 AM

      Just change the three letter designation for your team (e.g. Braves = atl; Brewers = mil)

  2. RedHeadedBastard - Sep 14, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    This is definitely a must have. Where do we find the schedule?

    • southofheaven81 - Sep 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM

      Every team’s official site has their calendar up.

  3. addictedzone - Sep 14, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Wednesday the 4th, Thursday the 4th, I’m already confused but then again I’m old.

  4. Louie Schuth - Sep 14, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Miami? Damn, back to the future was right.

    • Francisco (FC) - Sep 14, 2011 at 11:07 AM

      Not quite, they still need to change the name to Gators and move them to the AL.

  5. addictedzone - Sep 14, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Wed April 4: Cardinals at Marlins

    Thurs April 5: Boston at Detroit , Atlanta at New York Mets, Washington at Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego, Philadelphia at Pittsburgh and Toronto at Cleveland

    Fri April 6: Minnesota at Baltimore, New York Yankees at Tampa Bay, Seattle at Oakland, Chicago at Texas, Kansas City at Los Angeles Angels, Colorado at Houston, St. Louis at Milwaukee and San Francisco at Arizona

  6. bloodysock - Sep 14, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    You forgot about the Red Sox -Cubs Part II, this time at Wrigley.

  7. Detroit Michael - Sep 14, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Tigers have played Pittsburgh and Arizona 27 times each in 1993-2011 interleague play, the most of any NL opponents. I don’t think any Tiger fans were asking to please schedule more games against Pittsburgh.

    • bloodysock - Sep 14, 2011 at 11:54 AM

      Interleague play began in 1997.

      • Cris E - Sep 14, 2011 at 11:11 PM

        Damn east coast bias! Have you already forgotten the four straight Detroit-Pittsburgh World series?

    • Detroit Michael - Sep 19, 2011 at 11:31 AM

      Since interleague play began. The point is that no one was clamoring for more Tiger / Pirate games.

  8. zachcomtois - Sep 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    The Red Sox first game is against the Tigers. If the past three years were any indicator (Sox played the Rangers this year, Yankees last year, and the Rays the year before) the Tigers will be the AL champs this year.

  9. - Sep 14, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    MLB does a lot of bone headed things. But I like moving the start of the season to before the weekend, instead of on a Monday.

    • Utley's Hair - Sep 14, 2011 at 4:54 PM

      Agreed, though I still think the season should end on a Sunday.

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