Per The Athletic’s Chicago Cubs beat writer Sahadev Sharma, the Chicago Cubs will reportedly play their home opener against Milwaukee at Wrigley Field when the 2020 campaign kicks off later this month.
The Cubs will play 10 games against each divisional opponent this season, meaning there will be 40 games against the Brewers, Cardinals, Reds, and Pirates.
With the rest of the schedule for each team set to release at 5 pm CST on MLB Network today, July 6th, it will be interesting to see what’s in store for the Cubs in the coming weeks.
A home opener for the Cubs against Milwaukee will be fun to kick off the season with the battles the two teams have put together in recent years.
Jesse Rogers also reported the first game of the season is set to be broadcasted on ESPN. However, only fans outside the Chicago market will be able to watch with it being blacked out in the Chicago market unless if you have Marquee Sports Network. For fans who have Marquee, no sweat.
It’s more reason to hope the Cubs and Comcast get a deal done soon.
Let’s hope this issue isn’t a problem come late July.