Remember the lockout? Remember how it delayed the start of the season and how at first there was talk of cancelling the season then there was talk of a shorter season then there was talk of, well, all sorts of scenarios?
They ended up settling it, of course. And they agreed there would be no games lost. But, since they had already reached the point of no return for the original opening day, they started about ten days later than when they were supposed to. So, they decided to squeeze in those games that were wiped off the schedule at different points during the season, and to add a few extra days to the end of the season.
Remember all that?
Well, the Rangers are about to. They start the second half of the season in Miami. For one game. Then they head all the way across the country to Oakland, for a three-game series.
One of the quirks of trying to get all the games in that were lost is trying to find a date that’s open for both teams. Apparently, today was one of those days.
So, the Rangers play Game 1 of their originally scheduled three-game series against the Marlins today. Games 2 and 3 will be a split double-header Monday September 12, which had been a mutual off-day for both teams.
So, the Rangers play the Blue Jays for three at home on September 9, 10, and 11, fly to Miami for two games, then fly back home for two against Oakland.
Just think of the frequent flier miles they’re getting. They can afford to take their families on vacation now.