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  • #197419
    Brian Walton
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    From the Cardinals:

    The St. Louis Cardinals, in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s league-wide release, today announced their 2023 regular season schedule. The Season Opener is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, against Toronto as part of a six-game homestand featuring three games with the Blue Jays (March 30, April 1-2) and three games against the Atlanta Braves (April 3-5).

    The Cardinals will open the 2023 season at home for the first time in an uninterrupted start to the regular season since 2017 and just the third time since 2010. It will be the Cardinals first-ever Opening Day series against an American League opponent.

    The Cardinals will host the Cubs in London, England for a two-game series June 24-25, the team’s first ever regular season “home” games outside of St. Louis. Because of the two-game international London Series, the Cardinals will play 79 games in St. Louis in 2023 with their final home games September 29-October 1 versus Cincinnati.

    With the introduction of MLB’s new balanced schedule for the 2023 season, the Cardinals will play all 15 American League opponents for the first time including seven three-game home series, seven three-game road series and a pair of two-game home-and-home series with geographic rival Kansas City (May 29-30 at Busch Stadium & August 11-12 at Kauffman Stadium). In addition to the Opening Weekend series with Toronto, St. Louis will host the Los Angeles Angels (May 2-4), Detroit Tigers (May 5-7), Houston Astros (June 27-29), New York Yankees (June 30-July 2), Minnesota Twins (August 1-3), and Oakland Athletics (August 14-16). St. Louis will travel to play the Seattle Mariners (April 21-23), Boston Red Sox (May 12-14), Cleveland Guardians (May 26-28), Texas Rangers (June 5-7), Chicago White Sox (July 7-9), Tampa Bay Rays (August 8-10), and Baltimore Orioles (September 11-13).

    The Cardinals will face their four National League Central division opponents 13 times each—two series versus each opponent both at home and on the road—for a total of 52 games. Busch Stadium will play host to Pittsburgh on April 13-16 & September 1-3; Milwaukee on May 15-17 & September 18-21; Cincinnati on June 9-11 & September 29-October 1; and the Chicago Cubs on July 27-30.

    Additional key home dates for the 2023 season include four-game weekend series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 18-21 and the New York Mets on August 17-20.

    The Cardinals are scheduled to play 42 of their 81 home games before the July 10-12 All-Star Break, playing 13 home games in March/April, 15 home games in May, 12 home games in June (including the two home dates in London), 12 home games in July, 16 home games in August, and 13 home games in September/October. The club is scheduled to host only one holiday game at Busch Stadium on May 29 vs. Kansas City (Memorial Day).

    The Cardinals longest homestand of the 2023 campaign consists of 10 games over a 11-day span from July 27-August 6 versus the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota, and Colorado. Their longest road trip of the season comes on April 21-30, where they will play 10 consecutive games against Seattle, San Francisco, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team has a stretch that will see them play 19 straight days beginning on May 12 through May 30.

    The Cardinals will make future announcements regarding games times, ticket pricing and ticket availability for the 2023 season. The complete 2023 regular season schedule follows below and can be viewed at cardinals.com/schedule.

    #197421
    Brian Walton
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    #197456
    Cards667
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    I like the more balanced schedule. I like the idea of “week at home, week on the road”. I still don’t like the seemingly random travel. It starts out good in April with a west coast SEA, SF, LAD, but some of the other road trips don’t make much sense like CHC and BOS, PIT and TEX, MIA and CHWS, CHC and AZ, TB and KC.

    #197461
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    I still think the future is going to be expansion in Portland and Nashville. Colorado going to the AL and Tampa Bay (if they aren’t relocated) to the NL.

    NORTH:
    1. STL
    2. CHC
    3. MIL
    4. CIN

    1. CLEV
    2. DET
    3. MIN
    4. CHWS

    SOUTH:
    1. ATL
    2. MIA
    3. TB
    4. NASH

    1. HOU
    2. TEX
    3. KC
    4. COL

    EAST:
    1. NYM
    2. PHIL
    3. WASH
    4. PIT

    1. NYY
    2. BOS
    3. TOR
    4. BALT

    WEST:
    1. AZ
    2. LAD
    3. SD
    4. SF

    1. LAA
    2. SEA
    3. OAK (Las Vegas?)
    4. PORT

    Can play 2 home and away series vs division teams, 1 home and away series vs same league non-division teams, and 1 series vs opposite league teams alternating H and A annually. (Ex. NL North and West play AL North and West at home, AL South and East away and then alternate the next year). Throw in a few 4 game series and it should be 162 games.

    #197783
    bicyclemike
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    Cards out here for 3 in early April. I don’t like that as the weather can be a little dicey here that time of year – Denver that is for those who do not know where Bike Mike makes his homestead. It could be real nice, but also could be 30 degrees and snow.

    Hopefully the Wednesday game is a daytime affair, in which case the weather could be ideal and I will be there. Probably will skip the night games though.

    #198445
    Brian Walton
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    The St. Louis Cardinals, in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s league-wide release, today announced their 2023 Spring Training schedule. The team’s 29-game Spring Training slate is set to begin on Saturday, February 25 when the Cardinals host the Washington Nationals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

    The Cardinals 2023 Spring schedule features 15 home dates and 14 road games, including three games as the visiting team against stadium co-tenants Miami Marlins (Feb. 26, March 17 & 22), giving them 18 total games at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. The Cardinals and Marlins will play a total of six games next spring.

    The Cardinals will host six different Grapefruit League opponents in 2023, including home games against the Detroit Tigers (March 18) and New York Yankees (March 23). The club will also host three games with the Marlins, Nationals, Houston Astros, and New York Mets. Additionally, the Cardinals will host an exhibition game against a to-be-determined World Baseball Classic national team from Pool D on Thursday, March 9, at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. The 2023 World Baseball Classic will run from March 8-21.

    The Redbirds will travel to Lakeland to face the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on Tuesday, March 7, followed by a game against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on Wednesday, March 8.

    The Cardinals will play at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on five weekend dates (Feb. 25, March 5, 12, 18 & 25). Additionally, the team’s spring schedule features a split-squad date featuring home and away games on Saturday, March 25 versus Miami and at the New York Mets.

    The Cardinals will break camp on Sunday, March 26, following their game against Houston and will open their regular season schedule on Thursday, March 30, vs. Toronto in St. Louis. The 2023 spring slate will mark the 26th year that the Cardinals will train at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida.

    The Cardinals will make future announcements regarding 2023 Spring Training game times, ticket availability, broadcast schedule and player report dates at a later time. The complete 2023 Cardinals Spring Training scheduled can be viewed at cardinals.com.

    #210788
    Brian Walton
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    #211217
    Brian Walton
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    This analysis suggests the balanced schedule will not have a big impact.

    #211242
    1982 willie
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    I personally don’t like the new schedule. I never have liked interleague play and having more is just a worse idea.

    #211246
    Brian Walton
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    I asked BDW Jr. about it the other day. He likes it because every team comes to Busch much more frequently. He used the example of how many years they had to wait until the Angels and Albert came to town.

    Not discussed but my take is that he’d rather have a weekend sellout against the Yankees rather than games 17 18 and 19 of the season against Pittsburgh, for example.

    #211248
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    That’s because he’s only in it for the money and women…If that wasn’t indeed the case, he’d acknowledge that a genuine fan of Big League baseball places much more importance on the value of the direct and immediate impact of games played between long established league and divisional foes. You know, the kind of games that were once played vs. the Mets in the 80’s, the Astros in the 90’s, the Reds and Pirates in the 00’s, the Brewers in the 10’s and the Cubbies since before you and I were aware that these rivalries existed. The Yankees are okay, but I’d much rather see my favorite team battle it out with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in a Sept. four game series with the outcome determining which team retained 1st place than to watch a dog and pony show involving the NY Yankees. Let the Red Sox play the Yankees…

    #211252
    Bob Reed
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    I agree with Willie and Andujar. This change will chiefly add games I don’t care to see in the first place.

    As for difficulty of schedule, thanks for the article link, Brian. As said article concluded, it won’t make a huge difference for any team. Less than a single win for anyone, one way or t’other, according to the very recent analysis of the esteemed Clay Davenport. In his words:

    5. New schedules

    “The first set of numbers I put out still had the 2022 schedule built into it. Most years that is no big deal, but this year they are changing to a more balanced schedule, with less concentration on your own division. That was good for teams in the strong Eastern divisions (the Nationals gained 0.77 wins when I changed the schedules, most of any team; the Marlins, Red Sox, and Orioles all gained over 0.5 wins). And it was bad for the AL Central (the Guardians and White Sox were the two biggest losers, dropping by 0.85 and 0.69 wins). Those changes in team totals will be accompanied by changes in individual numbers, but it isn’t large enough to be a real issue.”

    #211253
    blingboy
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    Home opener vs Toronto is just wrong in every way possible.

    #211254
    1toughdominican
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    Yeah, it’s nothing other than wrong. If there’s any justice, the home opener will be postponed due to snow…

    #211256
    1982 willie
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    I did read an article by Bernie. Our record against playoff teams over the past two years hasnt been good. This schedule may hurt us being we will play more games vs good teams though obviously there are bad American league teams but still. Maybe in the long run, ownership will see the need to step it up and go out and get a top of the line starter because of this fact. They like to rely on all these stats and stuff instead of actual baseball knowledge so if the play everybody schedule ends up hurting them, maybe they will do better.

    #211263
    858booyah
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    The schedule is another Manfred bad idea.

    But I wouldn’t mind going to Camden and likely will head to KC.

    #211510
    Brian Walton
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    From the Cardinals:

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    Today is your first chance to secure tickets for Theme Ticket fan favorites like Teachers Night, Boy Band Night, Fiesta Cardenales, Nurses Appreciation, African American Heritage Day, College Nights and more. Fans can choose from over 30 Theme Ticket events in 2023!

    https://www.mlb.com/cardinals/tickets/specials/theme-tickets

    #211521
    blingboy
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    Boy Band Night

    Sounds like those goofy promos at minor league parks.

    #211905
    Brian Walton
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    Game times have been announced.

    #211926
    Brian Walton
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    Looks like one Sunday game, on June 4 against Pittsburgh, will be on the Peacock Network. Not sure if they will have an option for non-subscribers to watch.

    #211933
    gscottar
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    It appears that the Cardinals have to go to Wrigley twice but the Cubs only come to Busch once because of that silly London trip…sigh

    #211949
    Brian Walton
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    Maybe good for the regular season but not for October….

    #212621
    Brian Walton
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    #213917
    Brian Walton
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    #214980
    Brian Walton
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