Major League Baseball released the 2014 schedule this afternoon. Here are some of the highlights of the 2014 Braves schedule:
- The Braves will start defense of their 2013 World Series title (hopefully!) on the road in Milwaukee for 3 games and then on to Washington for 3 more.
- The Home Opener will be against the Mets on April 8th, followed by another series with the Nationals at Turner Field.
- Inter-League home and home series with both the Red Sox and the Mariners
- Inter-League home match-ups are with Oakland, LA Angels, Seattle, Boston
- Inter-League road series include @Houston, @Texas, @Seattle, @Boston
- End the first half on a 7-game road trip against the Mets and Cubs
- Begin the second half on an 11-game home stand against the Phillies, Marlins & Padres
- 10-game homestand before the last series of the season on the road
- End the season on road in Philadelphia
With that, here are a couple of general thoughts on the schedule.
It will be interesting to start the season in Milwaukee and see the reaction to Ryan Braun’s first game back from his steroid suspension. In additioin, it is also cool to play the Nationals in 2 of the first 4 series of the season. That way, the team will get some of that Natitude out of the way early. The Red Sox is a tough home and home series, but I like playing them, it always makes for fun games. As far as the rest of the Inter-League play next season, its nice to get Houston for a series, but who knows what we will get out of Seattle or the LA Angles. Awesome that our fans will get to see a great player that most have probably never seen before in Mike Trout. The Oakland and Texas series should both be solid match-ups as well.
2014 is a long way away, but it’s never too early to plan ahead!