Good morning, baseball fans!
I hope you all had a great holiday weekend, and are preparing for another fun (and safe) holiday weekend to come.
I know the season doesn’t start for a while, but there’s not a lot of new news at the moment, and I’ve had about four conversations in the last few days with people talking about getting tickets for the upcoming San Francisco Giants season. Not so much for the team, but for the vibes. Oracle Park is, of course, one of the best vibes-rated ballparks in baseball.
So I thought we would take a look at some of the noteworthy series in the upcoming 2024 season.
Late March and early April will be division-heavy. Opening day will see the Giants take on the San Diego Padres, as will their home opener at Oracle Park, with a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in between. The second game of the home opener series will feature a Camilo Doval bobblehead giveaway, which feels important to factor in.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective) the Dodgers will not appear in San Francisco until a weekday series in mid-May. If you’re looking for a rivalry series at Oracle Park on a weekend, your only opportunity this season will be June 28th-30th. And there will be no weekend rivalry games in Los Angeles this year.
If you’re looking for interesting inter-league series to attend, there will be a few of those. The New York Yankees will be in town the first weekend of June, and the Houston Astros will follow just over a week later. If you still aren’t over 2002, the Los Angeles Angels will be in town the series after that.
Just before the All Star break, the Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins will be in town. And if you want to have fond memories of the 2012 World Series, the Detroit Tigers will be in town the second weekend of August.
This year’s Bay Bridge series will be July 30th & 31st (mid-week, sadly) in San Francisco and August 17th and 18th in Oakland.
Finally, the Giants will close the season out mostly on an inter-league road trip before coming home to face the St. Louis Cardinals the final weekend of the season.