Kansas City Royals: Looking Ahead to 2018 Season Schedule

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 10: Whit Merrifield
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KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 10: Whit Merrifield /

The Kansas City Royals announced the release of their 2018 schedule on Tuesday. The season will begin with a home series against the White Sox on March 29. Here’s how we see the year playing out.

The 2017 season isn’t even over yet, and we’re already looking ahead to 2018. Don’t blame us. The Kansas City Royals took it upon themselves—in accordance with Major League Baseball—to release their schedule for next year on Tuesday.

It’s a season fans are not exactly thrilled to be reminded is on the way. Yes, the team has several impending free agents that are likely to walk or else cripple the franchise financially. Put aside the doom and gloom for a second, because we think the 2018 schedule drop is still worth exploring.

Due to more days off (four to be exact) factored into the schedule, the Kansas City Royals will open the season on Thursday, March 29. That day they will host the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. The game, as with all others, is at a yet-to-be-determined time.

The opening series includes the customary day off after the opener, which means a rare Friday night without baseball. It marks the third time in four seasons the Kansas City Royals have started the year at The K.

That’s proven successful in the past. In 2015, the Boys in Blue defeated the White Sox to open the season. The next year the Kansas City Royals won a World Series rematch with the Mets in primetime.

We’re going to give you a month-by-month breakdown of the schedule. (You know for the months with more than just two games in them.) We’ll also give a way-too-early projection of how each month will shake out. Be sure to save this link to rub in my face later.