The New York Yankees have released next season’s schedule. Here are some of the games/series that I felt stood out as the Yanks begin to prepare for 2014:
— The Yankees will start the season on April 1st against the Houston Astros in Houston and will end the season at Fenway Park on September 28 against the Boston Red Sox. If both teams are fighting for first place next season, the last series could result in a wild finish.
— The Subway Series (Yankees vs. Mets) is once again a four-game set and will run from May 12-15. It will be a two series split, two at Citi Field and two at Yankee Stadium.
— The Yankees will travel to play the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs as a part of Interleague. The Yankees will host the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds.
— Except for the Kansas City Royals, the Yankees will only play their division in the month of September.
— The 2014 All-Star Game will be held on July 15 in Minnesota. Yankees will have an 11-game road trip before the break and a 10-game home stand after the break.
To view the entire 2014 schedule (without game times), go to Yankees.com.
NOTES & NEWS
— According to the New York Times, the Yankees are close to making a deal with the radio network WFAN to be the home of Yankees radio next season. WFAN is owned by CBS, so it won’t be surprising to see John Sterling back behind the mike. In a corresponding move, the New York Mets are slated to leave WFAN after their record breaking partnership following the end of the 2013 season.
— So there’s more drama between between Joe Girardi and Buck Showalter after last night’s almost brawl during the Yankees 4-2 loss to the Orioles. Buck Showalter went on ESPN radio this morning, and spoke about the Yankees also steal signs. He then said that there will be no carryover going into tonight’s game.
— Before the game the Yankees added LHP Mike Zagurski to the roster. Zagurski did pitch in the majors this season before he was cut by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 6 innings, he gave up 10 runs on 10 hits and eight walks.
— The Yankees are still alive, buy Yankees tickets here to see them in person.
Photo credit: (September 8, 2013 – Source: Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America)