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peelwonder
09-12-2012, 12:15 PM
2013 Schedule is released....hope links are okay...

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=cws&tcid=cws_redirect_schedule&partnerId=aw-4765964102433545085-1049#y=2013&m=4&calendar=DEFAULT

amsteel
09-12-2012, 12:17 PM
I like the 4 game home-at-home set with the Cubs

5/25-5/27 will be the funniest days in the history of WSI

amsteel
09-12-2012, 12:19 PM
14 of the last 19 at home, nice!

guillensdisciple
09-12-2012, 12:19 PM
Why are we playing the nationals in the first week of the year?

asindc
09-12-2012, 12:19 PM
The Sox will be here in DC on April 9-11!

peelwonder
09-12-2012, 12:21 PM
Why are we playing the nationals in the first week of the year?


Interleague every day next year with Astros moving to AL.....

DSpivack
09-12-2012, 12:22 PM
Why are we playing the nationals in the first week of the year?

Astros moving to AL West. Odd number of teams in each league means interleague play is all season long.

guillensdisciple
09-12-2012, 12:24 PM
Astros moving to AL West. Odd number of teams in each league means interleague play is all season long.

I guess that's cool.

And the Astros being in the AL means we should have a free 6(?) wins a year right?

Also means that I'll catch a minimum of 6 games in person between Arlington and Houston.

Chez
09-12-2012, 12:26 PM
I like how they handled the series against the Cubs. Four straight days -- two games in each park.

peelwonder
09-12-2012, 12:27 PM
I guess that's cool.

And the Astros being in the AL means we should have a free 6(?) wins a year right?

Also means that I'll catch a minimum of 6 games in person between Arlington and Houston.

considering we lost 2 of 3 to them at home this year....not really

peelwonder
09-12-2012, 12:28 PM
I did notice that we don't play Detroit until Mid July????

russ99
09-12-2012, 12:31 PM
I like how they handled the series against the Cubs. Four straight days -- two games in each park.

Plus no weekend advantage, finally.

Mark calendars - Ozzie back at the Cell on May 24th (if he doesn't get axed by Loria this offseason)

Gonna check the Astros schedule, to see how bad Bud jacked them... Edit: not too bad, only 20-22 late games on the west coast with no NL West away interleague games. Only 2 home and 2 road against St. Louis, though...

amsteel
09-12-2012, 12:31 PM
I did notice that we don't play Detroit until Mid July????

Wow yeah. Starting July 9, 25% of the Sox' remaining games are against Detroit. They better have a 15 game lead by then.

Jerko
09-12-2012, 12:34 PM
I did notice that we don't play Detroit until Mid July????


I noticed that too. Also, 2 series with the Mets but none against the Reds, Brewers, Cards (unless I missed it; I read it kind of fast) When is the last time the Reds were in town? Griffey Jr days?

hoosiersoxfan
09-12-2012, 12:34 PM
Toughest road trip I see looks to be at the end of August and beginning of September.

3 in Boston
3 in NY
4 in Baltimore

Also got a another one in July leading up to the Allstar Break

3 in Tampa
3 in Detroit
3 in Philly

Lip Man 1
09-12-2012, 12:36 PM
Looks like they get "The Great" Mendoza, "Cy" Chen and "Catfish" Guthrie right off the bat next season...wonderful.

Also two absolutely brutal road trips, one right before the All Star Break and the second in late August - early September.

Killer trips.

Lip

Noneck
09-12-2012, 12:42 PM
I did notice that we don't play Detroit until Mid July????


That is insane, what utter nonsense.

russ99
09-12-2012, 12:45 PM
Looks like they get "The Great" Mendoza, "Cy" Chen and "Catfish" Guthrie right off the bat next season...wonderful.

Also two absolutely brutal road trips, one right before the All Star Break and the second in late August - early September.

Killer trips.

Lip

The one before the break isn't too bad, but that Yankees/Red Sox/Orioles one is just awful.

Lots of weird issues with these schedules, may take a few years before they iron them out.

SoxFanCPA
09-12-2012, 12:52 PM
I'd wager that the Sox will make that Marlins series a "premier" matchup. :rolleyes:

doublem23
09-12-2012, 12:58 PM
I'd wager that the Sox will make that Marlins series a "premier" matchup. :rolleyes:

That's Memorial Day weekend, isn't it? I don't care how much it costs, I'll be there all three days, booing until my voice is hoarse.

asindc
09-12-2012, 01:04 PM
The one before the break isn't too bad, but that Yankees/Red Sox/Orioles one is just awful.

Lots of weird issues with these schedules, may take a few years before they iron them out.

I've lived here on the East Coast for 28 years, and this is the first time I've ever seen that. The first thing I always do when checking the schedule for the first time is to see when the Sox are coming to the East Coast. This schedule is very strange, indeed.

SoxFanCPA
09-12-2012, 01:09 PM
Nevermind, I'm dumb.

DSpivack
09-12-2012, 01:11 PM
The schedule on the White Sox website has errors. It lists 25 interleague games that I saw. We play a 2 game series at the Mets, a 4 game series at the Astros and a 3 game series at home against the Astros. That just makes no sense. There should only be 20 interleague games (10 home, 10 away)

Next year, the Astros aren't interleague, they'll be in the AL.

SoxFanCPA
09-12-2012, 01:16 PM
Next year, the Astros aren't interleague, they'll be in the AL.
:thud:my bad. I'm just dumb.

TheOldRoman
09-12-2012, 01:17 PM
What a terrible, ridiculous schedule. All because the damn Rangers were upset about having a few 9:00 road starts. **** you, Bud. Please retire.

FielderJones
09-12-2012, 01:18 PM
16 home games in April, more than any other month. That is not the way to get attendance off to a good start.

DSpivack
09-12-2012, 01:19 PM
Also, Sox will play 2 exhibition games at Miller Park, March 29 and 30 (a friday night and saturday afternoon)

DumpJerry
09-12-2012, 01:40 PM
That's Memorial Day weekend, isn't it? I don't care how much it costs, I'll be there all three days, booing until my voice is hoarse.
:burly
Ummm.....thanks?

DumpJerry
09-12-2012, 01:42 PM
16 home games in April, more than any other month. That is not the way to get attendance off to a good start.
..and people wonder why I won't be renewing my season tickets next year.:rolleyes:

amsteel
09-12-2012, 01:46 PM
16 home games in April, more than any other month. That is not the way to get attendance off to a good start.

The 14 of the 19 at home will be sparsely attended if they're out of it too.

CHISOXFAN13
09-12-2012, 01:48 PM
The Rangers play a doubleheader in Arizona on Memorial Day and then head back to Arlington for a day off and then a two-game set against Arizona at home.

This schedule is jacked.

sox1970
09-12-2012, 01:49 PM
..and people wonder why I won't be renewing my season tickets next year.:rolleyes:

April/May: 27 Home/28 Road

June/July: 25 Home/27 Road

August/Sep: 29 Home/26 Road

Doesn't seem too bad from that perspective.

There's a lot more to hate about the 2013 schedule than the distribution of home games.

Hitmen77
09-12-2012, 02:19 PM
Why are we playing the nationals in the first week of the year?

Selig wants a first week rematch between the reigning NL Champs and the reigning World Series champs.

Soxman219
09-12-2012, 02:28 PM
I have already decided I'll be at all 3 games when the Marlins come to town Memorial Day Weekend. It's gonna will be hilarious.

mantis1212
09-12-2012, 02:39 PM
Not nearly as strange of a schedule as I was expecting listening to Hawk talk about it all year.

Two 2-games series withe Mets is wierd, that's for sure. I like the 4-game series with the Cubs in town, I think that's a good idea.

Lotsw of 4-game series starting on Thursday, and a Nationals series right away. Other than that, seems OK with me.

mantis1212
09-12-2012, 02:40 PM
The Rangers play a doubleheader in Arizona on Memorial Day and then head back to Arlington for a day off and then a two-game set against Arizona at home.

This schedule is jacked.


Are you saying they actually SCHEDULED a double-header next year?? I have to take a look a that, wow.

Lip Man 1
09-12-2012, 02:41 PM
One thing to remember teams can still request changes to this schedule... this is considered tentative not official. Although I'd imagine they can't be extensive.

Lip

amsteel
09-12-2012, 02:52 PM
One thing to remember teams can still request changes to this schedule... this is considered tentative not official. Although I'd imagine they can't be extensive.

Lip

162 games against the Astros, plz.

DumpJerry
09-12-2012, 02:54 PM
April/May: 27 Home/28 Road

June/July: 25 Home/27 Road

August/Sep: 29 Home/26 Road

Doesn't seem too bad from that perspective.

There's a lot more to hate about the 2013 schedule than the distribution of home games.
From the perspective of a season ticket holder, April and May are the worst months. Too much Bears' weather, nobody wants to go to the ballgame. I ate too many of those games this year (remember the freezing cold rain for the Red Sox series in April this year? Those were very expensive tickets I could not give away :angry:).

DumpJerry
09-12-2012, 02:54 PM
162 games against the Astros, plz.
That would go a long way to resolving the problem of facing the Royals.

downstairs
09-12-2012, 02:59 PM
I did notice that we don't play Detroit until Mid July????

Notice they've massively overloaded division games in September (I assume for all teams). Obviously want a lot of excitement at the end of the season.

mrfourni
09-12-2012, 03:47 PM
Are you saying they actually SCHEDULED a double-header next year?? I have to take a look a that, wow.

Looks like the D-Backs did that this year against the Marlins to avoid playing 23 straight days which is a violation. Looking at their 2013 schedule if they didn't schedule a DH, they would play 20 straight days. I'm guessing that's the reasoning.

doublem23
09-12-2012, 05:01 PM
Also, Sox will play 2 exhibition games at Miller Park, March 29 and 30 (a friday night and saturday afternoon)

****ing sweet

thomas35forever
09-12-2012, 05:17 PM
I'm glad we have no interleague the final two months of the season. Don't want that nonsense in a potential playoff push. That one East Coast trip however could be brutal.

doublem23
09-12-2012, 06:08 PM
I'm glad we have no interleague the final two months of the season. Don't want that nonsense in a potential playoff push.

Aren't the Sox like, the best interleague team... ever?

lpneck
09-12-2012, 06:54 PM
Interesting that we could all be pulling for Ozzie at the end of the year (assuming he makes it to September 2013) as the Marlins play the Tigers in a 3-game series to end the season while the White Sox play the Royals.

chisoxfanatic
09-12-2012, 07:49 PM
For the second year in a row, the Sox have to travel out to the West Coast just to play the Angels, then come right back this way...BS!

ChiSoxGirl
09-12-2012, 08:12 PM
:hawk:

Home opener during ChiSoxGirl's spring break? Yes!!! :bandance:

DumpJerry
09-12-2012, 10:11 PM
For the second year in a row, the Sox have to travel out to the West Coast just to play the Angels, then come right back this way...BS!
Nope. It's a three game homestand May 10-12 on the schedule they handed out at the game tonight. They come home from the Mets series, have an off day, play three with the Halos at home and then go to Minny.

sox1970
09-12-2012, 10:18 PM
Nope. It's a three game homestand May 10-12 on the schedule they handed out at the game tonight. They come home from the Mets series, have an off day, play three with the Halos at home and then go to Minny.

It's the following weekend. In Anaheim through Sunday, and then have to play the Red Sox on Monday in Chicago.

Tragg
09-12-2012, 10:22 PM
The leagues appear to be completely integrated with each other. Priority #1 has to be to settle the DH one way or the other.
2 series with the Mets?

soxnut1018
09-12-2012, 11:53 PM
I'm sorry, but only having 4 games really delegitimizes the BP Cup.

wassagstdu
09-13-2012, 07:23 AM
That's Memorial Day weekend, isn't it? I don't care how much it costs, I'll be there all three days, booing until my voice is hoarse.

Come on, give Robin a break. Some day he may be as good as Ozzie, but chances are he won't bring us another WS championship in my lifetime.

DumpJerry
09-13-2012, 07:28 AM
For the second year in a row, the Sox have to travel out to the West Coast just to play the Angels, then come right back this way...BS!

Nope. It's a three game homestand May 10-12 on the schedule they handed out at the game tonight. They come home from the Mets series, have an off day, play three with the Halos at home and then go to Minny.

It's the following weekend. In Anaheim through Sunday, and then have to play the Red Sox on Monday in Chicago.
1970: Nope. The schedule that was passed out at last night's game has us in Minnesota May 13-15 and then LAA May 16-19. That's a seven game road trip.

This year, we were at home, went to LAA for three and then came home to play the Cubs. That is not happening next year.

sox1970
09-13-2012, 07:53 AM
1970: Nope. The schedule that was passed out at last night's game has us in Minnesota May 13-15 and then LAA May 16-19. That's a seven game road trip.

This year, we were at home, went to LAA for three and then came home to play the Cubs. That is not happening next year.

I think the point she was trying to make was the west coast thing is only to Anaheim, and there's no off day after that series. At least it's not going to be a day game on that Monday.

doublem23
09-13-2012, 08:04 AM
Come on, give Robin a break. Some day he may be as good as Ozzie, but chances are he won't bring us another WS championship in my lifetime.

He probably won't quit on his team like a little ****ing bitch, either

WhiffleBall
09-13-2012, 08:53 AM
Those 16 home games in April and 14 in September are going to be tough sells. Unless the Sox win the central this year a lot of those April games (except the opener) will be empty. If the Sox are out of it by next September then those games will sell even worse than the April games. That is tough for season ticket holders. I paid the post season deposit without the refund option but may end up using that credit to downgrade from full season to a much smaller ticket plan. I can see losing a ton of money on those early and late season games. There are also very few high profile games to help offset the loses from those early and late season games. If they win the central then I'll probably risk it.

wassagstdu
09-13-2012, 09:04 AM
He probably won't quit on his team like a little ****ing bitch, either

Was that before or after the fan base, the GM, and the team quit on Ozzie?

BNLSox
09-13-2012, 09:16 AM
Has anyone compared our schedule against our division rivals? Do we at least play the same teams in the same stadiums so that when looking at the season's record it is more apples to apples? I have hated that extreme mismatch of division foes scheduling for the years since interleague launched.

sox1970
09-13-2012, 09:23 AM
Has anyone compared our schedule against our division rivals? Do we at least play the same teams in the same stadiums so that when looking at the season's record it is more apples to apples? I have hated that extreme mismatch of division foes scheduling for the years since interleague launched.

If there's one improvement in the schedule is that it's fairly even among division opponents. It's 19 games vs the four division teams, 6 or 7 games against the rest of the league, which is probably better since now it's anywhere from 6-10 games against some of the league opponents, and none of it makes sense.

And 20 interleague games. The AL Central plays the NL East, and one 4-game rival series (Sox vs Cubs, Tigers vs Pirates). Since it's back-to-back, it'll use four different starting pitchers, which will help with strength of schedule. So it's a fairly even schedule within your own division. But as Hawk says, it's not who you play but when you play them.

After Bud and Jerry are gone, I hope they ditch this divisional format, and either go to 2 divisions, or better yet, no divisions. I'd much rather see a more balanced league schedule and not the same four teams over and over.

doublem23
09-13-2012, 09:34 AM
Was that before or after the fan base, the GM, and the team quit on Ozzie?

Ha ha, right, keep telling yourself that, Robin's taken mostly the same team his "quitter GM" gave him (minus, of course, the ace pitcher and everyday LF) and kept them relevant in the division all year, whereas Ozzie took his collection of All-Stars in Miami straight to the division cellar.

If 2005 Ozzie wants to show up, that'd be fine, unfortunately, Egomaniac Ozzie killed that guy years ago.