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Major League Baseball announces game times for the 2014 schedule

Jan 15, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT


Since the ESPN Sunday Night games were announced earlier today, you had to figure that the rest of the schedule — as far as game times — would fall in line later in the day. And they just fell in line. Among the details:

  • The opening series in Sydney, Australia between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers will take place on Saturday, March 22nd at 7pm Sydney time.  That means midnight in L.A. and Phoenix, 3AM back east. Which, yes, is inconvenient for some of us, but the point is to bring baseball to Australians, not satisfy people in Ohio, so there’s not a valid complaint there. Not that it will stop people from complaining. The Sunday game will be at 6pm Pacific and 9pm Eastern.
  • On Sunday, March 30th, the non-Australian portion of the season will begin with the San Diego Padres hosting the Dodgers at 8:05 Eastern, 5:05 Pacific.
  • Thirteen games will be played on traditional Opening Day on Monday, March 31st.  The first full slate of 15 games will be played on Wednesday, April 2nd.
  • The final day of the 2014 regular season, which features 12 divisional match-ups, is scheduled for Sunday, September 28th.

Go check your team’s schedule for all of the specific game times, as they should be loaded in there now.

Play ball. Eventually, anyway.

  1. largebill - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    “but the point is to bring baseball to Australians”

    And why is that so darn important?

    • jcmeyer10 - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:44 PM

      Do you realize how cute Koala bears are? We owe ’em big time.

    • modernishfather - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM


      or in this case: A$A$A$A$A$A$A$A$A$

      • natstowngreg - Jan 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM

        That, and to grow the talent base. Beyond North America, parts of Central America and the Caribbean, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      No one ever really told me that one. I always assumed it was because there’s a backlog of old Dave Nilsson jerseys they wanted to unload.

    • APBA Guy - Jan 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

      Nicole Kidman, Elle McPherson, Margot Robbe, Miranda Kerr, etc. MLB will not rest until every attractive Aussie female has been identified and is living and working in the US.

      It’s a noble cause.

    • Bob - Jan 15, 2014 at 7:33 PM

      It’s not important other than to find another way to make the owners more money. Nice take, Calceterra, that the owners’ wishes are more important than those of the fans in the U.S. That smacks of the attitude of a corporate shill.

      In other words, the message is screw all of you Dodgers and Diamondbacks fans who want to watch their first games of the season at a reasonable local time. MLB already has your money and just wants to reinforce that you’re not important. Selig’s legacy will be that he found more ways to be unfriendly to the fan, from inane blackout rules to farming the game out internationally all for the sake of a buck.

      • Reflex - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:05 PM

        Ever heard of a DVR?

    • racksie - Jan 15, 2014 at 7:42 PM


  2. rbj1 - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    “but the point is to bring baseball to Australians, not satisfy people in Ohio,”

    So they are deliberately out to get me.

  3. Ayana Rashed - Jan 15, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Reblogged this on Imarashed.

    • karlkolchak - Jan 15, 2014 at 3:22 PM

      There once was a blog named “Imarashed”
      That nobody except the blog owner ever read
      He reblogged Craig’s posts
      And collected many down votes
      But in the end his hit count was still dead

    • dylanthom2013 - Jan 15, 2014 at 5:31 PM

      You got circumcised by someone kicking your sister in the jaw.

  4. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jan 15, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    I just hope the Rockies, Mariners, Giants and Red Sox were kind enough – nay, PATRIOTIC enough – to schedule away games for Sept 4. America can survive the 9/11, the Great Recession and other maladies….but to lose Football Night in America twice in 3 years? That we could not survive.

    Yea, I don’t know what the NFL opening night is called either, but I figured that name works

    • kopy - Jan 15, 2014 at 3:52 PM

      All four of those teams are away or off on the 4th. Sadly, there won’t be a consecutive year of trolling NFL rubes.

    • asimonetti88 - Jan 15, 2014 at 3:54 PM

      I think it’s called the “First Game of the Season”. Accuracy won out over creativity.

  5. Bob - Jan 15, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    Wow, Sunday Night Baseball is a lot of Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers and Cardinals. The emphasis on four or five teams instead of all of MLB is why baseball is miles behind football in popularity. The fact that Selig started letting the network gorge on more Yankees and Red Sox games around 1999 or so is another of his many efforts that have made the owners rich and decreased the game’s popularity nationally.

  6. moogro - Jan 15, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Now if we could just get that moon colony going, maybe we could get an opening day game there as early as late February.

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