The 2017 MLB Season is here and has been added to the Master Calendar! Before you pine through all 2,430 games this season let’s take a look at some of the highlights for the upcoming year.

MLB Season Basics:

-Opening Day is April 2nd with two games on the slate. The San Francisco Giants head to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Rays play host to the New York Yankees.

April 14th marks the home opener of the new SunTrust Ballpark for the Atlanta Braves after Turner Field closes its doors.

June 10th the Tampa Bay Rays play host to not one, but TWO games against the Oakland Athletics in a pre-established double header taking us back to the good ‘ole days before PED’s and the DH. Not since 2011 has an event like this occurred.

-On July 4, Joe Maddon, manager of the 2016 World Champion Cubs takes on his former employer in the Tampa Bay Rays in an interleague matchup.

July 11th the 2017 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Marlins Park and for the first time since 2002 the game will have no bearing on the home advantage of the upcoming World Series.

-Even with the weekly interleague match ups, there will be no rematch of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians.

October 1 marks the last day of the regular season.

Road Warriors:

Three teams have road stretches of 16 days:

  • Seattle Mariners – August 16 to September 1 away from home
  • New York Yankees – July 9 to July 25 away from home
  • Washington Nationals – July 9 to July 25 away from home

House Divided:

Four cities have split fanhoods in the sense they get to choose their favorite team. For our readers’ sake, here are the times that both teams play a home series at the same time so you can maximizing your vacation:

Chicago

  • Non weekends – July 31- Aug 3
  • Weekends – Sept 1 – 3, Sept 7 – 10

New York

  • Non weekends – Apr 17 – 20, May 22 – 25, Sept 26 – 27
  • Weekends – none

Los Angeles

  • Non weekends – none
  • Weekends – July 20 – 23, August 25 – 28

San Francisco

  • Non weekends – July 17 – 19, Aug 7 – 9
  • Weekends – Apr 14 – 16

We hope you get to enjoy this coming season by making a trip to a new stadium or even your personal favorite! To start planning your trip, please visit our Master Calendar.

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