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Mets schedule begins with the Braves, ends with the Nationals

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 03: The New York Mets stretch during Major League Baseball Summer Training restart at Citi Field on July 03, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 03: The New York Mets stretch during Major League Baseball Summer Training restart at Citi Field on July 03, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /
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The 2020 New York Mets schedule went public and it begins with a series at home versus the Atlanta Braves.

The 2020 New York Mets schedule is out and we finally have some idea as to when they will take on the National League and American League East teams. Beginning with the Atlanta Braves at home, the schedule will take the Mets through 56 games before ending against the Washington Nationals in D.C.

The Mets will get the Boston Red Sox out of the way early with a home-and-home of two games each beginning with a pair at Fenway Park and the next two at Citi Field. This series occurs after the opener with the Braves.

Smack dab in the middle of the season, the Mets will face the New York Yankees for three before hosting the Miami Marlins for another trio of games. They then move on to play the Yankees for three more games in the Bronx before getting a break with a pair against the Baltimore Orioles down in Maryland.

The schedule is far from balanced. The Toronto Blue Jays never actually visit Citi Field and the Mets will not take a trip to Tropicana Field to go against the Tampa Bay Rays.

I suppose on such short notice it’s tough to make things as fair as possible. Traveling will be tough enough this season so I’m not surprised to see the schedule at least attempt to favor the least amount of movement as possible.

Despite a known and public schedule, many are still questioning whether we will actually have a season. Multiple players have opted out already. If you’ve spent any time on social media, you’ll know other stars have been speculated about as well.

Right now, instead of talking about the Mets schedule release, we should be discussing whether or not Pete Alonso will win another Home Run Derby. Our biggest tirade on Twitter should be about why Jacob deGrom wasn’t chosen to start the All-Star Game.

This year has thrown has more curveballs than a junk reliever. At every flip of the calendar, something seems to have snuck up and surprised us all for the worst.

The release of the Mets schedule does at least provide some hope that we’ll see live baseball this year. It’s been tough on all of us. Usually the one distraction we can turn to on a nightly basis, this summer without baseball has been tough to stomach.

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I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed this 60-game schedule gets played in full.

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