It's a short sprint to the post season for Major League Baseball as the league announced it's adjusted COVID-19 schedules for the season. As expected the Cardinals and Royals will play a 60 game shortened season from late July through the end of September facing off against teams in their own division and the same division of the opposite league.

The Cardinals will open the season at home vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday July 24. The team will wrap up the regular season with an afternoon contest against the Milwaukee Brewers on September 27 at Busch.

Some highlights for the Cardinals this year:

  • August 7, August 8 and August 9 the Cardinals play the Cubs at Busch Stadium.
  • August 13 the Cardinals and White So will play at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa.
  • August 17, August 18, August 19 the Cardinals play the Cubs at Wrigley Fireld.
  • August 24, August 25, August 26 the Cardinals play the Royals at Busch Stadium.
  • September 4, September 5, September 6, September 7 vs. the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley.
  • September 21, September 22, September 23 vs. the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals start the season on the road in Cleveland for three games and don't kick off the home portion of their season until they play the Chicago White Sox on Friday July 31. The Royals will wrap up the regular season with a game against the Detroit Tigers on September 27 at Kauffman.

Some highlights for the Royals this year:

  • August 3 and August 4 the Royals play the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
  • August 23, August 25, August 26 the Royals play the Cardinals at Busch.
  • September 21, September 22, September 23 The Royals play the Cardinals at Kauffman.

The more exciting schedule for my money is the Cardinals. They play their rivals the Cubs in ten games, three of which are scheduled for St. Louis. They have the Field of Dreams game in Iowa against the White Sox and six games against the Royals.

The Royals on the other hand are playing mostly American League Central teams. And there isn't a lot of excitement there. Aside from the Cardinals, the Yankees would normally be the big draw. They're certainly the traditional American League rival. And that's not happening this year.

That said, four games against the Cubs, three games against the Pirates and a set vs. the Reds might be some interesting baseball to watch.

You can get the Cardinals printable schedule here.

You can get the Royals printable schedule here.

Your home for Cardinals baseball in Sedalia is "Sedalia's News Leader" KSIS 1050. KSIS 1050 will air all regular season Cardinals games.