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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby wvcbxl » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:18 am

London games vs. St. Louis are June 13-14.


I hope I can get my hands on tickets for those games. :D
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby Brian707 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:50 pm

Edith Cox wrote:Always hate wasting a off day between coming or going to St Louis or Milwaukee and having off days right before or after the All-Star break.

Dislike how they handled our trips out West. They have us in finishing up a trip in LA on the 6th of May and then we have to go back to SD for one series a week later, then we go from SD to Pittsburgh. We get a off day to go to St Louis, but no off day to go from there to SF or from SF back home.



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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby wvcbxl » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:05 pm

Splashed out on tickets for the 6/14 game in London (on Laurens' birthday - some of the oldtimers here may remember him) :yahoo:
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Postby biittner77 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:15 pm

soccer10k wrote:I like that the AL East team we get 4 games against is the Orioles.


I wish it wasn't in the middle of the week for the ones in Baltimore. O's tickets were pretty much free last year. They may still have hope in April.
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby Bruno7481 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:56 pm

I’m attending a conference in Baltimore in April that aligns perfectly with the Cubs series. Some dumb luck working out in my favor for once.

Also bought seats last night for the opening game of the series against the Yankees. Christmas gift for my boys. Ive been trying to take them to a different park each summer the last couple of years.
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Postby wvcbxl » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:54 pm

London games have been cancelled. :(
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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:58 pm

wvcbxl wrote:London games have been cancelled. :(


Sucks but expected. I bought tickets to the game but hadnt yet purchased flights to London. It sounds like the London Series agreement was only for 2 years, but since the first one was a big success and I believe this year's game was sold out, hopefully it gets rescheduled in 2021
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby Regular Show » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:30 pm

wvcbxl wrote:London games have been cancelled. :(


Yeah, that definitely sucks. I was looking forward to this and I would love for baseball to catch on in England.

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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:40 pm

If this is accurate, we’re playing 17 days in a row before our first day off.

https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs/ ... -white-sox
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby Bertz » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:13 pm

Forgotmyoldlogin wrote:If this is accurate, we’re playing 17 days in a row before our first day off.

https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs/ ... -white-sox


I imagine that will be similar for most teams. Bank as many games as possible early in case of weather or virus later. Plus teams have the expanded rosters early on, so it's not as much of a grind as it would be under normal circumstances.
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:42 pm

AL Central games:

White Sox - 6
Royals - 4
Indians - 4
Twins - 3
Tigers - 3

Cardinals get 10 games against the Royals and Tigers, 2 teams that lost over 100 games last year, the Cubs get 7

Cardinals have 10 games against the 3 teams likely playing for a playoff spot in the Central (Twins, Indians, White Sox) while the Cubs have 13.

In a 60 game season that is a pretty big advantage. I really don’t see why they felt the need to pigeon hole 2 extra games for your “natural rivals” creating all kinds of schedule imbalances. If they kept it at 4 games, all the teams in the division would have the exact same schedules.
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Postby Tim » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:53 pm

UMFan83 wrote:AL Central games:

White Sox - 6
Royals - 4
Indians - 4
Twins - 3
Tigers - 3

Cardinals get 10 games against the Royals and Tigers, 2 teams that lost over 100 games last year, the Cubs get 7

Cardinals have 10 games against the 3 teams likely playing for a playoff spot in the Central (Twins, Indians, White Sox) while the Cubs have 13.

In a 60 game season that is a pretty big advantage. I really don’t see why they felt the need to pigeon hole 2 extra games for your “natural rivals” creating all kinds of schedule imbalances. If they kept it at 4 games, all the teams in the division would have the exact same schedules.

They vastly prefer three game series
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Postby Brian » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:23 am

Cubs travel the 2nd least amount with this schedule, of course it's not really an advantage because the teams they are playing are playing the same schedule and the NL Central contenders are the 3 of 4 (or 4 of 5 if you're including the Reds) least traveled.
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby Brian » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:36 am

Obviously already a lot of weirdness, but going to be so crazy to have nothing but a couple of 3:05/3:10 games for weekday day baseball. Will be the first season without Friday day baseball at Wrigley.
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:30 pm

Who wants a 2021 schedule??



Won't get the Red Sox and Yankees games that we would have gotten this year, nor will we get a rescheduled London Series but that's not a surprise.
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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:51 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Who wants a 2021 schedule??

15 home games by April 25... Ugh.
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:57 pm

Friday birthday in 2021 for the big three three, pritee cool maybe 3 towns get painted red that weekend
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby Bertz » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:58 pm

Assuming team quality stays similar-ish to what it is right now for most clubs, the last ~1/3rd of that schedule looks very favorable.
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:14 pm

Fitting that the last regular season game at Wrigley Field for probably at least a couple of the championship core (Bryant, Baez, Rizzo, Lester, Schwarber, Russell) will be against the Cardinals.
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:46 pm

So... are we just pretending Covid will be under control by April?
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:56 pm

Forgotmyoldlogin wrote:So... are we just pretending Covid will be under control by April?


No, just wishfully thinking I'd guess
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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:07 pm

Forgotmyoldlogin wrote:So... are we just pretending Covid will be under control by April?

Under control to the point of having full stadiums of fans by April, no clue. I think it will be under control enough/understood even better that they can have a full season starting in April though.
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Postby Andy » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:10 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Forgotmyoldlogin wrote:So... are we just pretending Covid will be under control by April?


No, just wishfully thinking I'd guess

At the rate people are getting infected lately, maybe we'll hit that fabled mid-20s percent rate and it'll start burning out by then. Pathetically, that might be our best hope.
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby Brian707 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:27 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Fitting that the last regular season game at Wrigley Field for probably at least a couple of the championship core (Bryant, Baez, Rizzo, Lester, Schwarber, Russell) will be against the Cardinals.



Probably add Theo to the list too as 2021 is year 10
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Re: 2020 Schedule Released

Postby Bull » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:19 pm

Andy wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Forgotmyoldlogin wrote:So... are we just pretending Covid will be under control by April?


No, just wishfully thinking I'd guess

At the rate people are getting infected lately, maybe we'll hit that fabled mid-20s percent rate and it'll start burning out by then. Pathetically, that might be our best hope.

Our bodies only remain immune to the three coronaviruses that cause common cold (some 30% of common colds, I think) for 18 months. So probably not.

Obvious disclaimer, we have no idea if that is true for this one which is so much different From those three in so many other ways, but this is probably with us until a (yearly) vaccine comes along.
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