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Old 08-12-2019, 01:05 PM
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https://www.mlb.com/news/2020-mlb-schedule-released
The Sox will go to San Diego for the first time since 2005.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:16 PM
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The Sox will go to San Diego for the first time since 2005.
Yikes, imagine the negativity on WSI that week.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:04 PM
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It would be nice if the programmer geniuses behind the advanced combinatorial optimization software could understand that
  • it's cold in Chicago in March
  • Texas should host northern teams in April, not travel to them
  • northern teams shouldn't have home and home series a week apart in April
Bring back the Stephensons!
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:37 PM
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It would be nice if the programmer geniuses behind the advanced combinatorial optimization software could understand that
  • it's cold in Chicago in March
  • Texas should host northern teams in April, not travel to them
  • northern teams shouldn't have home and home series a week apart in April
Bring back the Stephensons!
As has been pointed out, it's not fair to southern teams to force them to host low attendance games early in the season before school gets out and summer attendance takes off because of crappy weather in the north.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:20 AM
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As has been pointed out, it's not fair to southern teams to force them to host low attendance games early in the season before school gets out and summer attendance takes off because of crappy weather in the north.
That's not the point- if the first 2 weeks of the weekend skew towards teams with domes/roofs or in warmer climates then the the next 2 weeks skew towards the northern teams- then no one gets hurt attendance wise- but common sense prevails.
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:00 PM
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The White Sox get a weekend in San Francisco next May. The last time they got a weekend in San Francisco was Alexei Ramirez's rookie season.

In May 2008, Ramirez hit his first career home run in the series opener for the only runs in a 2-0 over Jonathan Sanchez (who pitched a no-hitter -- a Pablo Sandoval error away from a perfect game -- a year and two months later). In the Saturday night game, Mark Buerhle beat Barry Zito, hitting a ball off the right field wall in the process -- from the upper deck it didn't look like it was going to make McCovey Cove, but it looked like it might have enough for a cheap home run off the bat. On Sunday afternoon, Joe Crede, Orlando Cabrera and Carlos Quentin homered against Matt Cain, who was four years away from a perfect game with the help of an incredible catch by centerfielder Gregor Blanco. Of course, 2008 was a season with some White Sox heroics and Giants disappointments, but the Giants, with all that pitching (and they even traded Sanchez to Kansas City) were two years away from their first of three World Series championships in five years.

That was a long time ago.

And a night game in May in San Francisco demands the same blankets as a a dry April day game in Chicago.
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:22 PM
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So happy to see them coming to Colorado in 2020 (maybe they heard my prayers after I moved last year). Please have Luis Robert up by then. I will be there regardless. First time going to Coors. Looking forward to it.
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:58 PM
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So happy to see them coming to Colorado in 2020 (maybe they heard my prayers after I moved last year). Please have Luis Robert up by then. I will be there regardless. First time going to Coors. Looking forward to it.
As far as I can tell they are playing the Rockies twice in Chicago...
Nevermind: Just found the April games
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Old 08-12-2019, 06:51 PM
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All games in the first 4 weeks of the season are in cold weather cities. The first game in a mild climate is April 23 at Anaheim.
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:07 PM
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It would be nice if the programmer geniuses behind the advanced combinatorial optimization software could understand that
  • it's cold in Chicago in March
  • Texas should host northern teams in April, not travel to them
  • northern teams shouldn't have home and home series a week apart in April
Bring back the Stephensons!
^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS TIMES ELEVEN ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
https://www.mlb.com/astros/schedule/2020-04


One need look no further than the Houston Astros March/April schedule to see the stupidity of the MLB schedule makers! Scheduling a warm weather city with a retractable roof no less against other warm weather cities and dome teams, while making no effort to help the teams along the Great Lakes region to get some more warmer climate games in the books in March/April.

April home games suck for the most part in Chicago due to the weather.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:24 PM
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^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS TIMES ELEVEN ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
https://www.mlb.com/astros/schedule/2020-04


One need look no further than the Houston Astros March/April schedule to see the stupidity of the MLB schedule makers! Scheduling a warm weather city with a retractable roof no less against other warm weather cities and dome teams, while making no effort to help the teams along the Great Lakes region to get some more warmer climate games in the books in March/April.

April home games suck for the most part in Chicago due to the weather.
You won't get an argument from the Astros. Last year they opened the season with 14 of 23 games away, with two of the road series at Minnesota and Chicago in April. Madness. Why not the other way around?

This year they opened with 15 of 21 games away to start the year, including two trips to Arlington and one to Tampa. Makes no sense. And we get screwed out of chances for decent home game weather with the roof open. April is easily the best weather month for baseball here. The 90s and high humidity arrive in May and stay through a good bit of October. I'd love some more games here with the roof open. But for some reason the schedule makers can't seem to get it together.

And places like Minnesota should be building stadiums with retractable roofs. The technology is there. It was absolute nonsense to build that place without a roof. The league should make it mandatory ALL new stadiums should have the tech for a roof! And all existing stadiums should look into adding one. Your lives will improve I promise.
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:14 PM
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... And places like Minnesota should be building stadiums with retractable roofs. The technology is there. It was absolute nonsense to build that place without a roof. The league should make it mandatory ALL new stadiums should have the tech for a roof! And all existing stadiums should look into adding one. Your lives will improve I promise.

I write this as a former Brewers season-ticket holder who disliked baseball under the retractable roof at Miller Park and as someone who spent some unhappy years in Texas. My life wouldn't be any less happy if baseball had never expanded and/or moved to Texas or if I never watched indoor baseball.

I endured some miserable weather to watch the White Sox in Chicago over the last half century. I never missed not being inside.
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:35 PM
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No one is suggesting that all games should be played in domes, the South, and the West Coast in April.

We are suggesting that MLB should adjust the scheduling algorithms so that the balance is shifted slightly. For instance, the Sox are playing 31 games between March and April: 16 home and 15 away. Instead, make it 13 home and 18 away.

Itís a difference of one series. Make it a midweek series, so the issue for school kids to attend is neutral.

Then, balance it out in May. Right now they have 12 home games and 17 away games in May. Instead, swap just one midweek series so that they would play 15 home games and 14 away games in May.

If youíre just swapping one midweek series between April and May, itís not an undue burden to any dome/warm weather teamís revenue potential.

Obviously the 5 AL Central teams, plus Baltimore, are not big attendance draws, and they have to play each other throughout the season. Meanwhile, Boston and NY are big draws. (And Tampa and Toronto are not big draws but they have domes.) So not every AL West club can have Boston and New York for a weekend series every year; there are more small draw teams than big draw teams. But itís not going to kill the Jays, Rays, Astros, Rangers, Angels, Athletics, and Mariners to host one more midweek series in April with AL Central clubs or Baltimore, and have those reciprocated with visits to the AL Central cities later in the season when the weather is nicer.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:59 AM
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I write this as a former Brewers season-ticket holder who disliked baseball under the retractable roof at Miller Park and as someone who spent some unhappy years in Texas. My life wouldn't be any less happy if baseball had never expanded and/or moved to Texas or if I never watched indoor baseball.

I endured some miserable weather to watch the White Sox in Chicago over the last half century. I never missed not being inside.
Most of my point there was satire, but I'm not sure where you lived in Texas. Houston is one of the cities that absolutely needs a roof. I lived in Chicago many years also and even with the winter extremes, the weather there, is nothing compared to this place.

Unbearable heat, massive storms that can form in minutes and cause instant flooding. Not to mention the threat of tropical weather from June through the end of the year. I see the Rangers are building a roofed stadium too, it's just too hot. You can build them these days and make them nice, I actually like Minute Maid a lot more than I do Sox Park or Guaranteed Rate except for some food items. It's nice to not have to worry about rainouts and what not, and to be comfortable inside while it's a blast furnace outside. And if the weather is nice, open the roof. No more sitting being miserable. Best of both worlds.

Miller Park is kinda weird though, I didn't care for it much but I liked the atmosphere at old County Stadium. Maybe I didn't like Miller much cause the Cubs were in town and the place was full of morons.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:39 PM
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I write this as a former Brewers season-ticket holder who disliked baseball under the retractable roof at Miller Park and as someone who spent some unhappy years in Texas. My life wouldn't be any less happy if baseball had never expanded and/or moved to Texas or if I never watched indoor baseball.

I endured some miserable weather to watch the White Sox in Chicago over the last half century. I never missed not being inside.
I've been to all the retractable roofed stadiums in baseball besides Arizona and the only one I really liked was Seattle, probably because it's the only one that's not totally enclosed with the roof in place. The other ones seem closed in even with the roof open.
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