It’s never too early to take a quick look at the MLB 2020 schedule. If you’re a fan of the Marlins, White Sox or Padres, that probably sounds far more enjoyable than anything pertaining to the 2019 season.
MLB released its 2020 schedule on Monday and with it, came the excitement for fanbases whose teams might still be a season away from truly contending for anything of significance. At the end of the day, though, sifting through 162 games to find anything other than the usual divisional games is going to get tedious.
So, we’re going to make life much easier on you, by giving you the dates and some quick-hitting facts for some of baseball’s most noteworthy games next season. Hopefully, it’ll make your dive into the new schedule a little less intimidating.
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Dates: June 13 & 14, 2020
Baseball will continue its Trans-Atlantic push in 2020. The Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will be the next two teams to travel across the pond, following in the footsteps of this year’s trail-blazers, the Yankees and the Red Sox. The initiative paid off big time, as two of baseball’s most storied franchises put on a show for a market that could certainly be viewed as unconventional. The Yanks and the Sox combined for 50 runs over both games and put on a show for the London crowd, likely creating a few fans in the process.
The Cubs and Cardinals are going to have some big shoes to fill, because the bar has been set pretty high. If they can live up to the billing, though, this could be the beginning of a more emphasized international initiative by MLB, particularly in Europe.