(This might not be fanpost worthy but I couldn't quite shoehorn it into a fanshot.)
Has anyone taken a close look at the 2009 schedule for the Giants? I hadn't done so until last night, while seeking a distraction from the game. Not that the Giants have done themselves many favors with their poor play over the first week and a half, but the MLB schedulers haven't done them many favors either. Obviously it's hard to create a perfectly balanced schedule across a 162-game season for all 30 teams, but still:
- Including the series just completed, they're playing the Dodgers nine times in the next four weeks, and then not at all for three months.
- They play the Rockies 10 times over a 26-day period.
- In May, they play the Rockies at home and then go to Denver three days later.
- Their May road trip (the first time they leave the Pacific time zone) features two games in Chicago, then two games in Colorado, then three games in LA, with no day off in between.
- Here's where it gets tough for them. Most years there's one long road trip (10-14 games). This year there are FOUR. Amazingly, they have three 10-game road trips in a two month period (June-July) and then they have an 11-game road trip in August.
- There's a random, WTF 3-game road trip to Houston in August.
I'm sure other teams have it tough, too, but what's scary is that April is, at least on paper, the easiest part of their schedule, what with the lack of long plane flights and the games against the supposed-to-be-the-weakest-division NL West. And they're already 2-7.
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