We finally have dates on paper as to when the Red Sox will be playing games. Their schedule starts on July 24 against Baltimore at Fenway. The Red Sox have an excellent opportunity to get off to an excellent start. They open the season with three games against Baltimore and then head into a four-game series with the Mets. If the Sox take care of business and get off to a solid 5-2 start, they are setting themselves up for a solid season. If you think the first week of this season is not HUGE for every team, you are an airhead, and I don’t know what to tell you.
Issue With The Schedule
By now, we all know baseball games are far too long, and even for diehard baseball fans like myself, it is hard to watch an entire game. What does the MLB do to combat this? Start the games 30 minutes LATER! That’s right, instead of Sox games starting at 7 pm, they have 24 games beginning at 7:30. Almost half of their games. Good luck staying up till at least 11 pm during the week to watch half of these games. Congrats, MLB, on finding a way to screw up something so basic!
We have baseball. In just over two weeks, the Red Sox play their first game of the 2020 season! It is finally happening! The Sox are in a good spot to be competitive and make a strong playoff push. It should be fun to watch. That being said, they need to come out of the gate guns blazing and take care of business against the Orioles and Mets. If they don’t, they could be in trouble.
The MLB found a way, once again, to screw up something fundamental as the start time. What is the point of pushing the start time to almost half the game back 30 minutes? They are just cutting the number of viewers down drastically. If anything, they should have made it a half-hour EARLIER!
That being said, I’ll end it on a happy note. Baseball is back! This 60 game season will be entertaining to watch and see how it plays out. Sit back, relax, and watch the madness ensue.
-Kevin Perdios (@Perdios95)