Oh my my. The schedule Gods are sick of the Angels success.
The season opens harmless enough on April 6th, at home, with a 4 game series with perennial powerhouse (chuckle) Oakland Athletics. And then, Boston. So early in the season will be a fun test.
The schedule meanders through the remaining days of April in Seattle and Minnesota, then home to face Detroit and Seattle then back on the road to begin a stretch of 32 games with two days off throughout the month of May. Ye gads. That stretch will see the Halo red flood the New Yankee stadium for the first time, take on an 11 game road trip through Arlington, Seattle and Chavez, and conclude with a 6 game homestand with CWS and Seattle.
That's a tough stretch by any definition. Not so much the competition, but because our boys will receive so few days off. By comparison, the team had 3 off days in May of '08. Thankfully they're both home days off this year and I guess, technically, they'll be sleeping in their own beds before and after the matchups with the bane of our fandom up the freeway.
A highlight in June is returning to SF for inter-league play. The 2009 regular season will not conclude until October 4th, on the road in Oakland.