MiLB Opening Day 2017


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Prince George’s Stadium, Home of the Bowie Baysox

Happy Minor League Baseball Opening Day! I don’t know which I love better: MLB Opening Day or MiLB Opening Day. Maybe it’s possible to love them both the same.

A full schedule of all teams playing today can be found at MiLB.com. Unfortunately, my beloved Baysox will be in Akron today – and the weather reports have not been terribly positive. Nonetheless, I’ll be watching the game on MiLB.TV. (How nice of the O’s to take the day off in honor of MiLB Opening Day so I don’t have to have two TVs going at once!)

This season, there will be many baseball-sociological adventures, including the annual Bobble Quest, as well as sociological analyses of both MiLB and MLB. So stay tuned!

In the meantime, here is a list of this season’s key dates from MiLB.com:

April 6: Minor League Baseball Opening Day for full-season leagues

 May 31: 22nd Annual Rickwood Classic, Birmingham, Alabama

 June 12-14: First-Year Player Draft

 June 15: Pioneer League season begins

 June 17: Florida State League All-Star Game, Lakeland, Florida

 June 19: New York-Penn League and Northwest League seasons begin

 June 20:
California League All-Star Game, Visalia, California
Carolina League All-Star Game, Salem, Virginia
Midwest League All-Star Game, Midland, Michigan
South Atlantic League All-Star Game, Columbia, South Carolina
Southern League All-Star Game, Pensacola, Florida

 June 22: Appalachian League season begins

 June 26: Gulf Coast League season begins

 June 27: Texas League All-Star Game, Frisco, Texas

 July 2: International free agent signing period begins

 July 9: Futures Game, Miami

 July 12:
Eastern League All-Star Game, Manchester, New Hampshire
Triple-A All-Star Game, Tacoma, Washington

 July 15: Deadline for signing 2017 draftees

 Aug. 1: Northwest/Pioneer League All-Star Game, Hillsboro, Oregon

Aug. 15: New York-Penn League All-Star Game, Troy, New York

Sept. 19: Triple-A National Championship Game, Moosic, Pennsylvania

Happy 2017 Baseball Season!

~ baseballrebecca