Upcoming baseball events in 2018

2018 is going to be an awesome year for baseball lovers as there are many upcoming events in 2018. Baseball has recently gained much attraction from all over the fans and people are very excited for upcoming baseball events in 2018. So here are some important dates that are going to be useful if you don’t want to miss any baseball event in 2018.

Schedule

As has been the case since 2013, all teams will play their four division opponents 19 times each for a total of 76 games. They will play six or seven games against each of the other ten same-league opponents for a total of 66 games, and 20 inter-league games. The primary inter-league match-ups are AL East vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central, and AL West vs. NL West. Since “natural rivalry” matchups are part of the three-year divisional rotation, the schedule format for interleague games will be different from previous years. The 20 interleague games each team will play will consist of two three-game series (one home, one away) against its natural rival (total of six games), two two-game series (one home, one away) against each team for two other opponents (total of eight games), and a single three-game series against each team for the last two (one home, one away; total of six games).

Under the new collective bargaining agreement reached in December 2016, the regular season has been extended to 187 days in order to add four additional off-days for all teams. All teams will play Opening Day, which will fall on March 29, 2018—the earliest domestic start of a regular season in MLB history. There will no longer be a Sunday-night game on the final Sunday before the All-Star Game. A single, nationally televised afternoon game will be played on the Thursday after the All-Star Game (which for 2018, will be played between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs), before all other teams return from break the next day.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will play a three-game series at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico from May 4–6, while the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians will play a two-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 17 and 18. The Little League Classic game at BB&T Ballpark in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, coinciding with the Little League World Series, will return to the schedule. It will be played between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets on August 19. -Wikipedia