On Monday, Major League Baseball released the 2020 season schedules, including what could be a chilly start to the season for the Cleveland Indians.
The Tribe will open up the season at Progressive Field, for the first time since 2016, on March 26 with a matchup against the Detroit Tigers.
After the three-game series with Detroit, the Tribe will stay home to do battle with the Chicago White Sox for a four-game affair.
For what it’s worth, Cleveland’s temperature measured in with a high of 36 degrees and a low of 31 degrees this past March 26 with the city possessing a historical average high of 50 degree and low of 34 degrees, according to accuweather.com. Earlier this year, the Indians held their 2019 home opener on April 1, in which Cleveland’s temperature was recorded at a high of 37 degrees and a low of 30 degrees, according to WKYC.
Make sure to bring your hats and gloves to the ballpark, because the Indians will play 48 of their first 51 games in “cold-weather” cities. The rest of the Indians’ 2020 schedule is as follows:
Why does the MLB continue to do this? Why can’t they figure out a way to minimize the amount of games in freezing cold weather? Those are the questions buzzing around Cleveland and other cold-weather MLB cities.
The attendance will be disgustingly low, the offense will probably be stagnant, and the games will likely be so cold that the few bundled-up fans that showed up will be able to see their own breath. But, that’s the way the MLB chose to handle their business for the 2020 season.
On the date of the 2020 schedule release, the Indians will be at home to do battle with the Boston Red Sox. The Tribe is currently tied for first place with the Minnesota Twins.