2017 MLB Schedule Released

The current MLB season isn’t even over, but the schedule for 2017 is all set. For the most part, things are pretty ho-hum, but there are some intriguing matchups and some notable omissions from the 2017 MLB Schedule.

The season will open on Sunday April 2nd, with the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates – an intriguing interleague matchup to start the season. Another notable opening day matchup is between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs – two division rivals who hate each other. Should be a good series.

The Atlanta Braves will open their new park on April 14th as they play host to the San Diego Padres. This series could also be named the “Kemp Series” but i doubt that will stick.

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will face the Washington Nationals, which means we will get to see Bryce Harper and Mike Trout in a game that actually counts. Another historical inter-league game will be the New York Yankees visiting the Cincinnati Reds for the first time in nearly a decade.

When the Chicago Cubs travel to the Tampa Bay Rays in September, it will mark the first time Joe Maddon has returned to Tampa – probably the only angle that makes this series interesting.

The notable omission this year is that there won’t be a “Vedder Cup.” If you’re not sure what that is, you can read all about it here.

About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.