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Mets’ 2018 season schedule revealed

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The team opens at home on March 29 against St. Louis.

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While there are still a few weeks left of misery baseball left in 2017, today Major League Baseball announced the regular season schedule for 2018. The Mets open at home on Thursday, March 29 against the St. Louis Cardinals, which will surely be the coldest many of us will be all year long.

In interleague action, the Mets are playing the teams of the American League East in 2018, including two full weekend series against the Yankees, and three games against the Red Sox in Boston. The Mets will visit the Blue Jays on Independence Day, shaming their nation by abandoning it on its birthday. The Mets are also away on both Memorial Day and Labor Day, playing in Atlanta and Los Angeles, respectively.

The season wraps up with a series at Citi Field against the Miami Marlins, which closes out on September 30.

The season’s early start is a little odd, both in date and day of week, but possibly is to avoid opening the season on Easter Sunday. Unlike in 2017, the Mets are playing teams outside of the National League East early on, with series against the aforementioned Cardinals, Brewers, and Padres in the first thirty days of the season.

You can see the entire schedule here.