I can’t speak for anyone else, but I am someone who travels to spring training every year. And it’s a great experience, even though I usually don’t take in much of the big league action for the Cincinnati Reds. But even if you don’t travel out to Goodyear, it’s a fun time of the year where we can dream of what could be. And we get to start watching real life actual baseball for the first time since October.
Earlier today the Reds released their schedule for 2020 spring training. Things are going to get started on Saturday February 22nd when they open games up against the Cleveland Indians. Technically that will be a road game in Goodyear. Here’s the entire schedule:
Over the first eight days of the spring games, the Cincinnati Reds will be at home for six of them. The last eight days of spring games have the Reds playing nine games with four of them in Goodyear. There are only two off days mixed in there once games start.
As things sit right now the last game of the spring is followed by three days off before opening day. There may be something in the works, similar to years past, where there could be exhibition games beyond Goodyear. Earlier this year the Reds left Goodyear and headed off to Atlanta. That’s where they played two exhibition games against the Braves before heading to Cincinnati to get ready for opening day.
Another option could be something that the Reds have done over the years where they have gone to an affiliate and played an exhibition game against a team of their minor league players. They’ve had these games in Dayton, Louisville, and Pensacola in the last decade.
As of now, none of these are planned. It would be surprising, though, if the Reds went three full days without a game of some kind leading into opening day.