Yankees: 2021 Schedule Released and it’s Almost Impossible to Care

Giancarlo Stanton #27 (L) and Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Giancarlo Stanton #27 (L) and Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The 2020 MLB schedule was released on Monday and … the 2021 MLB schedule was released on Thursday.

Yup, let’s get AMPED for the 2021 MLB season when 2020 hasn’t even began! Who at Major League Baseball decided releasing the 2021 schedule days after the 2020 schedule was a good idea?

Fans couldn’t be more focused on the 60-game slate that will begin on July 23 since we’ve been deprived of baseball since mid-March, so we’re not sure how anyone is supposed to be excited for what’s to come next year.

But in case you were wondering, the New York Yankees will open the 2021 season on April 1 at home against the Toronto Blue Jays.

No March Opening Day for the Bombers, which, honestly, is the way it should be. If that’s not good news in your eye, then perhaps these details will be.

The Yankees will face the Mets at Yankee Stadium on July 4 and then again at Citi Field on Sept. 11. How did it take the league so long to do something as resonating as this? Rob Manfred’s talking about how Mike Trout isn’t marketing himself well enough and MLB can’t even help out its own case for 20 years. A 9/11 game should have been standard since 2003.

On top of that, the Houston Astros will be coming to the Bronx in early May (4-6), though it will be during the week. Nice try, but expect New York fans to pack the stadium to the gills and boo those cheaters out of town. As Seth said in Superbad, “people don’t forget!” The Yanks won’t get to face the Astros this year unless they battle in the playoffs, and even then there might not be fans present to witness it.

Also, it’s hard to envision the Yankees not being on Sunday Night Baseball every freaking week. They’ll face the Rays, Indians, Nationals, White Sox, Phillies, Athletics, Red Sox, Mets, Astros and Twins on Sundays throughout the year, with a number of those matchups happening twice. Talk about primetime city.

As for their interleague play, New York will once again go to battle with the NL East (which they’re doing this year due to the league’s travel restrictions).

Very interesting stuff, but all in all, we don’t care. The world is focused on getting the 2020 season off the ground and making something memorable of what was already lost. Manfred and the league should have saved this for September.

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