Cleveland Guardians 2022 season opens April 7; home opener set for April 15
The Cleveland Guardians officially embark on their new era in less than a month.
With a new CBA finally in place and the MLB lockout now a thing of the past, we finally have set dates for the start of the 2022 season.
Negotiations between the owners and players got pretty contentious over the past couple weeks, leading to canceled games and threats of more, along with a bunch of arbitrary “deadlines” being set to try and get a deal done.
But hey, that’s all in the past now! Let’s get to the good stuff, including an actual 162-game season that honestly feels like a miracle at this point.
When Does the 2022 Cleveland Guardians Season Start?
The Cleveland Guardians will officially open the season on April 7 in Kansas City at 4:10 p.m. EST, with April 8 serving as the customary off-day buffer.
As for the Guardians’ home opener, they end up getting a pretty good deal, as it will now be April 15 at home against the San Francisco Giants at 7:10 p.m. A Friday night game in the middle of April instead of what would probably be a frigid, rainy afternoon on March 31? Sign me up for that.