Get your game day tickets and fill up the car with some gas. These are five road trips for New York Mets fans to take in 2020.
The New York Mets schedule for 2020 has been released and now is the time of year when we can look ahead and try to figure out the best path to next postseason. We know the Best Opening Day Franchise in History has a good shot to start the season 1-0 again, but who will the other 89-plus wins come against if the team wants a shot at the World Series?
We can break down the year series by series, but Mets fans are intimately familiar with most of the teams on the schedule. In addition to the usual battle against NL East foes, we know the Mets will need to pick up games against St. Louis, Chicago, and Los Angeles if they’re going to compete next year.
The fun parts about the weeks following a schedule release are examining its quirks – two west-coast trips in a two-week period, for example – and deciding which road trips you can take to watch the team away from Citi Field. To help with this process, here is a list of five non-divisional series you won’t want to miss. Start making accommodations now!
April 9-12, 2020 in Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Brewers have asserted their position as a contender in the NL Central and the Mets visit Miller Park in the third week of the 2020 season. In fact, the Mets will play the entire seven-game season series against the Brewers in an 11-day span in April.
Miller Park is on my personal list of stadiums to visit due to the different quirks of the ballpark. There are two notable features at the stadium that visitors will notice right away: Bernie’s Dugout and Miller Park’s retractable roof.
Bernie Brewer cheering on the team from his home above the seats in left field and his journey down its yellow slide for each home run are two of the great traditions in Major League Baseball today. Hopefully, his descent doesn’t come as part of a seven-run ninth-inning comeback.
Secondly, I’m most intrigued by the design of the structure itself and the fan-shaped retractable roof. Having the roof panels come from the first and third base sides means better sightlines when the roof is open with no distracting hardware overhead. It’s also really cool that Miller Park resembles the old Brewers mitt logo from the 1970s.