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Yankee schedule favors MLB bestows on them!

Posted on: May 2, 2011 5:25 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2011 10:39 am
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The schedule favor MLB bestowed on the Yankees, when they face the Texas Rangers this year, the team that knocked the Yankees out of the play-offs last year to earn a World Series appearance against the San Francisco Giants, is funny, because it's so obvious.

MLB scheduled three series between the Yankees and the Rangers in 2011. Two at Yankee Stadium, one in Texas.

The first series, at Yankee Stadium, started April, 15th. The Rangers traveled to NY to complete a ten-game road trip. The Yankees had just finished a three game series at home.

The second series, at Texas, starts May, 6th. NY travels to Texas after playing four road games, Texas travels to Texas after playing seven road games. On May, 5th, the early Yankee game at Detroit will end about 4pm EST, the late Ranger game at Seattle will end about 1am EST. The Yankees will be watching the TEX/SEA game, while they eat dinner. Texas will be flying home, in the wee hours of the morning of game one, while the Yankees lay asleep in their beds. Funny how MLB set that up.

The third series, at Yankee Stadium, starts Jun, 15th. Texas arrives in NY after playing four games at Minnesota while NY has played their last seven at home. NY plays Texas on the end of a Yankee ten-game home stand. Texas plays NY in the middle of a Ranger ten-game road trip, their second ten-game road trip of the young season. Another funny! The Yankees have no ten-game road trips all season, Texas has three.

MLB bestowed upon the Yankees/Rangers series this season a "sweet" Yankee schedule. Will the Yankees be able to take advantage? MLB did their best to ensure they would.
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Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 2:27 pm
 

Yankee schedule favors MLB bestows on them!

The Standings

Play after a late getaway game / day-off after a late getaway game

New York  6-6
Baltimore  6-6
Boston  8-3
Toronto  8-1
Tampa Bay  8-0



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 10:57 pm
 

Yankee schedule favors MLB bestows on them!

Tampa Bay plays eight late getaway games during the season and will play the next day all eight times.

Toronto plays nine late getaway games and will play the next day eight times and get the day off only once.

Baltimore plays  12 late getaway games and like the Yankees they get the next day off six times and play the next day six times.



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 10:40 pm
 

Yankee schedule favors MLB bestows on them!

New York will play 12 "late getaway games" in 2012, Boston will play 11 lgg's.
This appears to be an advantage for Boston until you look a little closer.

The Yankees play nine lgg's before the all-star break and three lgg's after the break.
The Red Sox play five lgg's before the all-star break and six lgg's after the break. 

Of the 12 Yankee "late getaway game's", they play the next day six times and get the next day off six times.
Of the 11 Red Sox "late getaway game's", they play the next day eight times and get the next day off three times.

The advantage in the "late getaway game" schedule goes to the Yankee's



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:24 am
 

Yankee schedule favors MLB bestows on them!

Yankee schedule evens out for the 2012 season.

Remember the Yankees schedule start last saeson? MLB sandwiched a three game road series with Boston between two homestands; the Yankees strolled into Fenway, after their season opening home stand, before the Red Sox could return from Clevland, after a playing their first seven games on the road. The Yankees then returned to New York for another home stand. Nicely wrapped gift the Yankees received from MLB to start their season last year.

This season the two teams will have similar schedules to start the season. During the season, both teams will have one ten-game and one nine-game road trip. The Yankees other 62 road games will be played on trips seven games or shorter. Boston has one eight game trip and the rest are seven games or less. On the surface, a fairly even schedule.

An X's and O's note! An "X" means "no day off" between a road game and a home game and an "O" means "a day off" between a road game and a home game. The Yankees have 17 "X's" and seven "O's", a vast difference than what their schedule had last season, and the Red Sox have 14 "X's" and eight "O's", a slight advantage for the Red Sox.

For Yankee fans who believe the schedule is 81 home and 81 away and it all evens out, your head is in the sand because if you don't think the Yankees are pampered when the it comes to the schedule, think again! Boston's 2011 schedule compared to New York's was brutal, PERIOD!

Included below is a quote from Adrian Gonzalez from a Boston Globe article:

Here is a link to that article:

..... The gift of leadership also eluded Adrian Gonzalez. On the field, Gonzalez’s overall production was superb, but he provided none of the energy or passion off the field that the Sox sorely needed. His most unfortunate act in September was grousing about the Sox schedule, which required the team to play five getaway games on Sunday nights.

“We play too many night games on getaway days and get into places at 4 in the morning,’’ Gonzalez complained. “This has been my toughest season physically because of that.’’

 




Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: May 27, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Yankee schedule favors MLB bestows on them!

No team has played fewer road games than New York, which is beginning a nine-game West Coast trip. The Yankees have won five of their last seven on the road.

"Sometimes, it's good to get out on a trip like this as a group where there are no distractions," Girardi said. "It's only your club together and it can be a good thing."

It's May, 27th. Nearly two months of the MLB schedule has vaporized and the Yankees have taken 4 road trips, 19 games, away from their softball diamond in The Bronx. An average of just under 5 games per road trip.

"Sometimes" is an accurate statement Joe. The Yankee's two longest road trips this season, both nine games in length, are sandwiched with days-off. A day-off before the trip starts, a day-off when the trip ends, with a day-off during the trip.

Yes, the Yankees do have a nicely woven road schedule this year.


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