As the Major League Baseball gets into full swing, one thing has become truly evident; the individual responsible for creating the schedule either needs to invest in a map, or download the weather.com app. I say this because if you look at the matchups the first weekend of the season, somehow more cold weather teams hosted their opening days compared to teams in warm weather or domes. People see Opening Day as the start of Spring, so it’d be great if baseball could help with that visual.
It seems like common sense, have the warm weather teams host the first week or two of games, and allow those cold weather cities to warm up before they they have their opening day. But for some reason, this isn’t the case. Hell, the Tigers hosted the Indians for their Home Opener and it snowed, baseball isn’t supposed to be play in the snow. What I don’t understand is how, for some reason the people responsible for the schedule must not have a map because they have warm weather teams playing each other and cold weather teams playing each other. The Marlins opened their season by hosting the Tampa Bay Rays, the Diamondbacks went to San Diego, and for some reason the Dodgers left southern California and went to Colorado.
I can understand Major League Baseball wanting to spotlight some divisional matchups the opening week of the season, but come on, nobody is interested in watching baseball in 50 degree temperature. The players don’t want to be on the field and the fans don’t want to be in the stands so why doesn’t baseball fix their schedule algorithm to put an emphasis on warm weather climates at the start of the season. Yes, the Tigers game in the Snow was awesome, but unless the league can guarantee games are in the snow (which would be amazing), baseball has no business being played in the cold.