At last, we have the majority of all 30 MLB teams scheduled start times. The Padres, Indians, White Sox and Astros were the last 4 clubs to join the party. Yes, I will continue to call franchises out on this aspect.. It costs you people from including your park as part of their road trips when they are trying to finagle the landscape of a trip itinerary for time, and you have yet to put them up before other squads.
Having said that, I have no complaints in how the actual times they put forth on their year calendars. I was stoked about a month ago, as it looked like I had a perfect storm brewing for a World Record Chase for either my own record (ALL 30 MLB Parks, every pitch of every game, in just 23 days).
What happened after that is the Canadian dollar went from hovering 90 cents versus the American Dollar, all the way to just over 80 cents. The costs were mounting astronomically for an odyssey that requires special kinds of transportation to break the damn thing.
Secondly, I had horrible news (schedule wise) from the Cubs/Brewers, Rays/Marlins, and Giants/A’s all hosting games in their towns in respective areas, only to not have one scheduled available Doubleheader for all of the ballpark chasers to attend every pitch. I was frustrated at all concerned, and packed in the thought of trying for either. world record journey in 2015. Read the rest of this entry