Though the schedule for this summer’s 60-game dash was just released, Major League Baseball has decided to double-down and put out the calendar for what they expect the 2021 season to look like.
This is kind of a weird thing to look at and talk about because, I mean, we really have no idea if the season is going to operate as planned or if fans will be able to watch games in person or not. It makes sense that MLB is planning for a normal season even despite the fact COVID-19 is still a thing and it isn’t going away any time soon, it’s just difficult to look at it and make any kind of plans.
Some things of note…
- Opening Day is scheduled for April 1, giving us plenty of opportunity for April Fool’s jokes.
- The Blue Jays will head to New York to be hosted by the Yankees for their home opener and then they’ll head to Texas to be hosted for the Rangers’ home opener. There’s a fair chance that this will be the first time fans are allowed to watch a game at Texas’ shitty new stadium, so the Jays sweeping them, as they did in the 2016 ALDS, would be perfect.
- The Blue Jays will host Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels on April 8 for their home opener at Rogers Centre.
- Toronto’s interleague games in 2021 will be with the National League East, so, if you’re sick of seeing those teams after this season, too bad.
- If travel is a thing by then, the Jays will be in Seattle the weekend of Aug 13-15 for the Western Canadian takeover of T-Mobile Park. There are really cheap flights available right now if you’re interested in rolling the dice.