2008 Schedules

We’re already three days into 2008 and MLB hasn’t gotten around to making importable calendars available for the teams yet. They are obviously too busy to update their web site, instead rolling around naked in their giant rooms full of money they made off of suckers like me that pay for major-league-dot-buffering.

I have got travel plans to make and nerded umm needed to find a way to kill an hour. So, go get your 2008 .ics file format calendar for the Yankees and the Sox off the right hand menu. These are full calendars for import (so you may want to set up a landing place in advance), not subscription-based ones like Yahoo and other companies will eventually offer with post-game scoring updates and other such niceties that you will see when we get closer to the season. The ballpark is set in the location field, and the game number on the season is in the notes field. If the game start time is not yet announced, it’s set for Noon.

There are also html files for the Sox and Yanks to take a gander at the entire season on one page, as opposed to the way they are broken up into barely readable pieces on the team sites (or worse..as embedded images..ick) at mlb.com.

Now my computer knows to wake me up at 2:00am my time on March 25th so I can live blog the Sox-A’s opener. Or not.

If the files don’t work right for you, or if you want the csv files I put together to do this, shoot me an email.

9 comments… add one
  • Thanks, AG. The calendars are awesome.

    Nick-YF January 3, 2008, 4:38 pm
  • Thanks, Gerb.

    SF January 3, 2008, 4:42 pm
  • You’re the man gerb.

    sam-YF January 3, 2008, 4:56 pm
  • Nice work Gerb.
    You know, I actually don’t mind the 5 AM games to start the season. The season opener is always a day game anyway, and even though I usually take the day off to watch it, I haven’t been able to the last few years. At least I know I will get to watch the entire game and still be at work on time.

    LocklandSF January 3, 2008, 5:02 pm
  • 4 a.m. start times for me. Something tells me I’ll be up though…

    Paul SF January 3, 2008, 5:29 pm
  • Thanks for the schedules Gerb. For those interested, here’s a tentative schedule of Josh Beckett’s starts:
    OAK – Away
    OAK – Away
    DET – Home
    NYY – Home
    TEX – Home
    LAA – Home
    TOR – Home
    TBD – Home
    MIN – Away
    BAL – Away
    KCR – Home
    SEA – Away
    BAL – Away
    SEA – Home
    BAL – Home
    PHI – Away
    ARI – Home
    HOU – Away
    NYY – Away
    MIN – Home
    LAA – Away
    SEA – Away
    LAA – Home
    KCR – Away
    CWS – Away
    TOR – Home
    BAL – Away
    NYY – Away
    BAL – Home
    TEX – Away
    TOR – Home
    TOR – Away
    CLE – Home
    This is assuming that he starts one of the Tokyo games, and then starts the first game in Oakland on April 1 (which also sets him up to start the Home Opener at Fenway). It also assumes that he will start the first game after the All Star break.
    Since I live in Virginia, I’m delighted to see that he will start 3 road games against Baltimore. Now if only I could get off work to see the Home Opener!

    Atheose January 4, 2008, 5:57 am
  • If the Sox acquire Santana, it’s altogether likely he doesn’t start until the third game of the season. How wild is that?
    You figure Beckett’s earned the right to open, and Matsuzaka needs to pitch in Japan, otherwise, what’s the point of the trip? Not a bad setup if the best pitcher in baseball is starting Game 3 of the season-opening series.

    Paul SF January 4, 2008, 9:48 am
  • There’s the understatement of the year, Paul ;-)

    Atheose January 4, 2008, 9:58 am
  • Paul, I seem to remember hearing that Matsuzaka might not start in Japan because his wife is due to deliver their (first?) child around that time.

    The Sheriff (Andrews) January 4, 2008, 12:30 pm

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