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Already Analyzing the Braves 2009 Schedule

Already! Yes, already. We haven't even finished with 2008, but we know the analysis for that -- we sucked it up. 2009 promises new opportunities for sucking, and we might as well examine them head-first.

April

  • It will be a shortened month because of the World Baseball Classic, part deux
  • The season starts for the Braves on April 6th in Philadelphia
  • We play our first home game on Friday, the 10th of April, against the Nationals
  • 15 of our 21 games in April are against Washington, Florida, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati
  • Only 9 of our 21 games in April are at home
  • There are three off-days in April

May

  • Our first series against the Mets is a two-game series at home on the 4th and 5th
  • Our first four-game series is at home against Colorado beginning on the 18th.
  • There is only one off-day in May, on the 14th
  • Our first interleague series begins at home on the 22nd against Toronto

June

  • Our first road interleague series is against Baltimore beginning on the 12th
  • There are four off-days in June
  • We play Boston six times and the Yankees three times this month

July

  • The All-Star break is the 13th through the 15th
  • We don't have our typical day off on the Thursday of All-Star week, instead we start a four-game series at home against the Mets, followed by a four-game series at home against the Giants
  • Just before the All-Star break we take a 10-game road trip to Washington, Chicago, and Colorado
  • Three are four off-days in July (counting the All-Star break)

August

  • There are four off-days in August
  • We play the Padres all seven times we see them this year
  • Counting one game the last day of July, we play the Dodgers all seven times we see them this year

September

  • Every series this month except the first series is a three-game series
  • There are three off-days in September

October

  • That's right, regular season October baseball
  • We play four games in October, ending the season with four games against the Nationals at Turner Field
  • We end the season playing the last ten games against the Nationals (7) and the Marlins (3)