The Danny Picard Show

This week, Danny reacted to the official release of the Boston Red Sox’ 2020 schedule:

It will never truly feel like summer until we get to watch a baseball game. Well, that day is soon coming, we think.

The 2020 MLB schedule was released this week, and for the Red Sox, they’ll play their first five at Fenway Park, beginning Friday, July 24 against the Baltimore Orioles.

With the shortened, 60-game season, the Red Sox will only play against two divisions: the AL East and NL East. And yes, this year there’ll be a DH even in the National League ballparks.

The New York Yankees will only be making one trip to Fenway, and that will be in the form of a three-game series from Friday, Sept. 18 – Sunday, Sept. 20. Meanwhile, the Red Sox will be making two trips to the Bronx, with a three-game series from Friday, July 31 – Sunday, Aug. 2; and a four-game series from Friday, Aug. 14 – Monday, Aug. 17.

Boston’s longest home stand is a 10-game home stand from Friday, Aug. 28 – Sunday, Sept. 6 against the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, and Toronto Blue Jays.

The Red Sox close out their regular season with a three-game series against the Braves in Atlanta, with the final game on Sunday, Sept. 27.

There are still some Coronavirus hurdles that the league and the players must try to jump through in the coming weeks. For instance, some players are opting out of the season because of Coronavirus fears. Most notably, former Red Sox starter David Price has opted out of the season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

With more and more test results coming in, and assuming some will come in positive, it’s likely that we’ll see some more players follow Price’s lead.

Either way, it feels good to actually look at an MLB schedule and try to figure out what the season could look like for the Red Sox. It’s another step closer to baseball being back, and summer feeling like, well, summer.

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