I’m not yet convinced that the 2020 MLB season is an actual thing that will happen, but the league is pushing forward with their plans for an abbreviated 60-game season, announcing retooled schedules for each team, including the Cleveland Indians.
The Tribe’s new Opening Day will take place on Friday, July 24, at Progressive Field, with the Kansas City Royals coming to town. As expected, the Indians will spend their shortened season pitted against foes from the AL and NL Central divisions.
To be honest, I don’t have much in the way of analysis to offer. My aforementioned skepticism regarding the viability of this season aside, I have no idea what to expect from these teams if the games do play out as scheduled. Will the Indians’ remain true to form and have a slow start to the season? Which of these teams will have rosters depleted by player opt-outs or positive COVID-19 tests? How much of a home field advantage, if any, will be there with no fans in the stands? There are so many variables in play. Things could get wild.