The 2020 season has yet to get started, but it looks as though the KC Royals and entire MLB are already looking towards the future.
It wasn’t that long ago that KC Royals fans were wondering if a 2020 season was even going to happen. Finally, a decision was made and it was decided that teams would play through a shortened 60 games season, likely with many twists and turns.
Shortly after, fans were able to get a bit more excited because a schedule was released. Though it looks a bit different than usual, that was to be expected. The Royals see a majority of their games against AL Central rivals and add a few in from the NL Central as well.
In a new update from the MLB, though, fans can look towards another schedule for the future. The MLB released the 2021 schedule on July 9th and it looks much more normal than that of a 60 game season.
While game times and promotional games will be determined at a later time, fans can still look through the schedule to see if there are any can’t miss games to attend and hope for a better, back to normal baseball season in the year to come.
The Royals will kick off the season at home on April 1, a bit later than in some recent seasons. They will see the Texas Rangers for 3 games, taking April 2 off, and finishing the 3 game series on April 4. Then it’s off to Cleveland and Chicago for some AL Central Rivals to finish off the first week of baseball.
The Royals will have 2 10 game stretches at home, one coming early from April 12 to April 21, and the other a bit later in the season, from August 9 to August 19.
Looking towards what will hopefully be a more normal season, the All-Star break is also planned for its typical time, scheduled for July 12 through July 15. The 2021 All-Star Game will be held in Atlanta.
The Royals will end the season with a 6 game homestand, seeing three games against the Indians to finish out September, and then 3 games against the Twins on October 1-3.
While there could still be some changes between now and next season, seeing a full schedule provides some hope and excitement for a full regular season. After what will likely be a strange 2020, 2021 will be a welcomed sight to get back to regular baseball.
If you want to check out the full schedule for 2021, then head over the Royals website here and see what the season has to offer.