Major League Baseball announced some key things about next year’s schedule and one of those was the Cubs making their first visit to Fenway Park in almost 100 years. The Cubs and Red Sox are two of the most popular teams at the Internet bookmaker in baseball so that series will be very popular at Sbg global.com.
2011 Season Starts Early – The 2011 Major League Baseball season is going to begin early. The first games will be in March and they will be in the middle of the week. Both of those things are unusual but MLB wants to get things started early so that the World Series can be completed in the month of October.
Other 2011 Schedule Dates – The regular season will probably begin on March 30th which is a Wednesday. It is very possible that ESPN will get a single game that night and then more teams will open up the season on Thursday, March 31st. The regular season has been starting on Sunday nights in recent years with ESPN getting the opening game and then Monday was the day that many other teams started the season. Not next year. The regular season is set to conclude in September next season and it is likely the final games of the season will be in the middle of the week. The regular season is scheduled to end on Wednesday, September 28th next year. Baseball has not finished the regular season on any other day other than Sunday since 1990. MLB is looking at starting the playoffs next season in September and finishing the World Series in the month of October. This year the World Series could end in November if it goes seven games. The seventh game this year would be played on November 4th.
Cubs at Red Sox – The bookmaker has already taken note of the schedule which says that the Cubs will play a three-game series in Boston beginning on May 20th. The Cubs have not played at Fenway Park since the 1918 World Series. They played regular season games at Fenway back in 1914 and 1915 against the Boston Braves. The Cubs and Red Sox have played just once in Interleague action since it began in 1997 and that was at Wrigley Field in 2005.