Sammys Boombox wrote:But, hey, the Cubs don’t get any off days in September.
I was just looking at the schedule to see who we start off with next year and noticed this also.
We have 6 off days in March and April. 3 of those are because of various home openers (Texas, Atlanta and ours). But we've also got an off day between home series against Arizona then the Dodgers (the Dodgers are in Milwaukee before so makes sense they need an extra day for that long trip). And we've also got an offday after a Sunday road game in Arizona before going to Seattle (the Mariners are at home also right before). It's only a two-game series but it seems like they could have scheduled that for Mon and Tue and then a four game set Thur-Sun. So at the beginning of the season we play 29 games in 36 days.
And then we've got two off days in September with games on 18 straight days, including (as was pointed out) in San Diego on a Thursday before traveling home for a 1:20 start on Friday.
At least Milwaukee has a similar September schedule (a stretch of 18 straight days with a game and only two off days) minus the random San Diego to day home game thing. Cards only have 2 off days also.
Hopefully that all doesn't matter and we treat September as a victory tour like we did in 2016.