It’s that time of the year when 2014 schedules for every Major League Baseball team will be released to the public.
Now if you haven’t read any of my previous articles, I happen to be a huge Chicago Cubs fan. Yes, my favorite baseball team is the loveable losers from the North Side of Chicago. I was pretty much handed down the love for this team by my Grandfather who passed away in March of 2000.
I’ve been a fan of the team before he passed away, but not too many people in my family watch baseball like I do unless they are fans of another team. This team is very important to me, I bleed Cubbie Blue and will continue to back up my squad until the day I get called from this earth.
Anyways, taking a look at this schedule and right off the bat something catches my eye. A two game series from April 15th to 16th we’ll see the Chicago Cubs visiting the New York Yankees with the times to be decided.
This means we will more than likely see Alfonso Soriano in the lineup against the Cubs for the first time since he was a member of the Washington Nationals. Then the Yankees will travel to Chicago to play a two game series against the Cubbies on May 20th-21st.
The Cross-Town Cup will continue a four game series with the Cubs being home for the first two, then traveling to the South Side for the remaining two games of the series from May 5th through the 8th.
The Cubs and Cardinals will kick off their first series of the year on Friday April 11th in St. Louis in a three game weekend series then a home series just a couple weeks later from May 2nd through May 4th before the White Sox come to town.
A couple of new opponents stand out on the schedule for next season as the Cubs will also travel to Boston to take on the Red Sox in a four game series on June 30th – July 2nd. In August they will welcome the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles in a three game series each.
Rays will visit Wrigley Field on Friday August 8th through the 10th while the Orioles will visit August 22nd through the 24th.
In early September the Cubs will travel to Toronto and play a three game series against Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays on September 8th through the 10th.
Their final series of the season will be against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee on September 26th with their regular season ending on September 28th.
They will have three 10 game homes stands against the Pirates, Reds and Nationals in May, Padres, Cardinals and Rockies in July, then the Reds, Dodgers and Cardinals in late September.
To take a look at the remainder of the schedule go ahead and click here.
With a little under a month left in the regular season for the 2013 Chicago Cubs, next years schedule looks a lot tougher than this seasons schedule.
Go Cubs Go!