3 can’t miss series on the Cleveland Guardians 2022 schedule
Under the cover of night, Major League Baseball unleashed a surprise to all on Wednesday (Aug. 4) by unveiling the 2022 schedule. It might not have been in the midst of the night or a surprise to all, but it was kept under wraps rather well. In the middle of the current 2021 season, the schedule for next year has already been released.
Like the draft, the MLB does the schedule release a bit differently from the NFL and NBA. Instead of waiting until the current season has concluded, the MLB gives teams a hint of the future with around two months remaining in the season that’s going on. While it can easily get swept under the rug in the news, the schedule does give teams something to look forward to beyond this season.
With July being jammed full of events, beginning with the 2021 MLB Draft, then the All-Star Week and finally the trade deadline, this is the time of year when the most eyes or on the MLB. There’s no NFL or NBA games to compete with just yet and while the Olympics are going on now, most year’s this is baseball’s best time. Perhaps even more attention grabbing than the postseason.
For that reason, releasing the schedule now makes a lot of sense. The momentum carried from July can swing into the schedule release and it also gets out just before the NFL begins playing games. They cut it close too, just about 30 hours before the Hall of Fame Game.
However, it also can keep fans engaged. For teams that just sold off every well known name left, the 2022 season is all there is to look forward to at this point. The 2021 season might be over, but now there’s things to keep in mind and watch for on the field. It isn’t much, but it might be enough to hold the interest of more fans through the final two months.
For fans of the current Cleveland Indians, and soon-to-be Cleveland Guardians, this means looking ahead to the next era of Cleveland baseball. As that time draws near, these three series should be circled and underlined on the calendar for the 2022 season.