3 Things About The Brewers 2020 Schedule
On the day where we all expected the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers also released their schedule. This is a very baseball move by Major League Baseball. On the day that the NBA is releasing their schedule, MLB decides to do it the same. Couldn’t they have waited a day? Anyways, it is difficult to project what the season might look like considering we’re still 45 games or so out from the 2019 season, and a free agent season as well. Still, there are a few things we can look at for the 2020 season.
1. Opening Day is a Thursday against the Chicago Cubs – I’ve said before that Opening Day is very overrated because it’s one big shitshow. You now add the Cubs to the mix, and that’s like throwing a full tank of gas on a large fire. That is going to be absolutely absurd. Milwaukee Police Departement probably saw that and quoted Danny Glover from Lethal Weapon, “I’m too old for this shit.” That’s how I feel about the potential of going to this game. There is not a chance. Not one iota.
2. Brewers don’t have many intense road trips – Last year when the schedule was released for 2019, we immediately pointed to the thought of multiple West Coast trips. Now, that was due in part to Milwaukee playing the American League West last season. This year, they have two three-city road trips but they’re not too bad with New York-Pittsburgh-Colorado and Tampa-Washington-Boston. That’s it, and they’re not on top of each other.
3. No division rivalries down the stretch – In the last couple of years, Brewers have multiple series against their division opponents in September. Next year, it will not be the same. They have two series against the Reds, two versus Pittsburgh and one against St. Louis. Their season series with Chicago ends on August 9th, 2020. It is crazy to consider we’ll have no more Brewers-Cubs games this time next season.
There is other fun stuff about the schedule like the Brewers playing the American League East with New York at home and Boston on the road. Or the fact, they have a Friday off in late May to play a two-game weekend series against Tampa Bay. Again, we’re still so far away from next season with many things that could happen in the final two months plus the postseason.