Yesterday afternoon, the Cardinals released the details of their schedule for the 2014 season. Here are a few of the highlights and series of note for the upcoming season.
Once again, the battle for I-70 is about to get underway. However, this season, it’s going Hatfield’s and McCoy’s style, as the week will be literally a trek up and down the highway for one of the few back-to-back “natural rival” home-and-home interleague series.
The Royals head to Oakland this weekend.
The series returns to St. Louis with the Cardinals needing to win both games in order to capture the championship.
The two teams convene for game five, battling for the lead in the series.
The Brewers look to even the series on their home turf. Game four of the 1982 World Series is detailed here.
The two teams face off in Game Three tied at a game a piece.
By the time the sun sets on Sunday, the Cardinals could be as much as 10 ½ games out of the wildcard race, or be as close as 4 ½, in the event of either team sweeping the other.
Roughly two hundred and fifty miles apart, one team falls to the American League, the other to the National. Contrast is a better descriptor than comparison, but simply by relative location, a rivalry is created.
A hotly contested first series should provide for an equally entertaining second set between these two clubs.