Major League Baseball released tentative schedules for all teams today. The Twins will open the season on the south side of Chicago, taking on the White Sox starting March 31. That means Minnesota will have started the year on the road for the fourth time in Target Field's five-year history, which may or may not be by design considering the public's belief that Minnesota is completely unlivable in March. And, to be fair, sometimes that's true. The home opener will come on April 7, when the Twins host the Athletics.
The new interleague schedule means that next year will be similar to this year in some respects:
- There will be one three-game series against four of the five teams in the interleague matchup division, which in our case is the National League West.
- One two-game home/home series with the fifth team in that division.
- One two-game home/home series with our "natural rival", the Milwaukee Brewers.