The Red Sox 2018 schedule is wacky

Rob Bradford
September 12, 2017 - 12:32 pm

The Red Sox' 2018 schedule is out, and thanks to the new collective bargaining agreement, it's a bit different than what you might be used to.

For starters, the Sox will join the rest of Major League Baseball in starting their season obscenely early, taking on the Rays in Tampa Bay on March 29 (which happens to be a Thursday). All MLB teams play that day. It will mark the sixth time in the last seven seasons the Red Sox start their season on road, and the earliest kick off to a campaign since they played in Japan in 2008.

After three games at Tropicana Field, the Red Sox travel to Miami for interleague action for two games before getting an off day prior to their home opener against Tampa Bay, April 5. The Sox' interleague action will be against the National League East, with the Braves (May 25-27), Phillies (July 30-31), Marlins (August 28-29), and Mets (September 14-16) scheduled to make trips to Fenway Park.

Interleague games on the road include a trip to Washington D.C. on Independence Day to play the Nationals (July 2-4), as well as trips to Miami (April 2-3), Philadelphia (August 14-15), and Atlanta (September 3-5), the first time the Red Sox will play at SunTrust Park since it opened in April, 2017.

The final day of the Red Sox' regular season will be against the Yankees at Fenway Park on Sept. 30. The conclusion of the MLB schedule ensures that the World Series will be finished before October ends.

All MLB teams will now be getting four additional off days, with the Red Sox' schedule possessing 12 Mondays in which they aren't slated to play. This season the Sox had eight scheduled Monday off days.

Here is the Red Sox' 2018 schedule ...

 

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