The MLB 2015 schedule has been released and there are a few major differences from this year's schedule. Instead of a staggered Opening Day, there will be one game on April 5 and every other team will start on April 6. Unfortunately, with the later start date next year, it means the season will end later as well, pushing the regular season in October, in turn meaning the World Series could end in November. Here's your first look at the 2015 Yankees season:
- The Yankees start their season at home on April 6 against the Blue Jays
- They play the Red Sox for the first time on April 10-12, then see them again May 1-3, July 10-12, August 4-6, August 31-September 2, and finally end their season series in New York September 28-October 1. Make sure to save these dates on your calendars because these are the days the Yankees game will likely be on ESPN because of this huge rivalry!
- Interleague matchups include the NL East teams this year, so along with the Mets, the Yankees will face the Nationals, Marlins, Braves, and the amazing Phillies.
- The Yankees play two games against the Nationals and Marlins at home and two games on the road, meaning we get to experience the Home Run Monstrosity up close.
- The Subway Series starts in April for a three-game series at Yankee Stadium and concludes in mid-September at Citi Field.
- The Yankees wrap up their west coast trip on July 1, making it the best thing ever because we don't have to stay up for all eternity.
- The All-Star break begins July 13 and ends July 16 with the All-Star Game on the 14th.
- Off-days include: April 7, April 16, April 30, May 18, May 31, June 4, June 8, June 11, July 2, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 10, August 27, September 3, September 17
- The Yankees play 20 days in a row from June 12 to July 1 and have one scheduled off-day after September 3, which all sounds like a bit much. At least they have the day off after Opening Day!