Getting a head start on 2009 – the schedule is here

MLB has released the 2009 schedule, way earlier than last year. In past years I remember piecing the schedule together as teams would announce their own home schedule. Now it’s all done.

The Tigers have a pretty favorable weather schedule in April, opening the season in Toronto on April 6th. The home opener is against Texas on April 10th, as part of a 6 game homestand. They then head on the road to Seattle, LA, and Kansas City before returning to face the Yankees at the end of the month.

As for interleague, the Tigers host the Rockies, the Cubs, and the Brewers. They travel to St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Houston.

The home/road trips don’t look to remarkable or ridiculous. One head scratcher is a Houston-Oakland-Minnesota 9 game swing.

As for that extra day after the All Star game, the Tigers get the Thursday off before heading to New York.

The Tigers close out the season with their last 15 games against Central division teams that aren’t the Royals (they are the preceeding 3 games). They finish with a 6 game homestand against the Twins and White Sox with the last day of the season coming on October 4th. So there will be October baseball at Comerica Park.
2009 Tigers Schedule | Schedule