Pirates and Cardinals Will Open Up 2016 Season

Major League Baseball has announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates and St Louis Cardinals will be the opening game of the 2016 season. The game which was originally scheduled for Monday April 4th at 1:35 PM, has been switched to Sunday, April 3rd at 1:05 PM and it will be televised on ESPN. The two teams will now have Monday off, followed by games on Tuesday and Wednesday to wrap up the series.

MLB also officially announced that the Pirates and Marlins will play May 30-31st in Puerto Rico, although the dates have been confirmed for quite some time, they weren’t officially announced until today. The May 31st game will be Roberto Clemente Day.

If you missed it from earlier in the week, the Pirates released the 2016 Spring Training schedule, which includes an April 2nd game in Indianapolis.

News and Notes

  • Great road trip for next season would be Puerto Rico against the Marlins. Wow that would be a great trip

  • Cole vs Wainwright…can’t wait!

  • Several years ago, I believe they were still The Montreal Expos and they played half their games in Puerto Rico and Pittsburgh had a 3 game series down there. Pretty sure Sean Burnett pitched in that series and had a really nice start.

  • Are the stadiums in Puerto Rico similar in size to the parks in the Majors or are they a little smaller?