Monday, December 12, 2011
Grizzlies 2012 Schedule Breakdown
While there could still be some minor changes, the schedule is pretty much set (even game times). The Grizzlies open up the exhibition season May 9th @ home vs. the Southern Illinois Miners. GWY will play six EXH games before opening up for good on Friday, May 18th against the reigning Frontier League Champion, Joliet Slammers.
The first half of the season figures to be a tough one. Gateway will spend the majority of the first half on the road, especially in June, when they play 18 of their 28 games away from GCS Ballpark. The Grizzlies first road trip of the season is also a tough one, taking them through Washington AND London, Ontario, Canada May 22-27.
It appears if the Grizzlies can stay in the hunt until August, the schedule is favorable down the stretch. GWY spends 11 of their first 14 games in August @ home, with an off day mixed in. Also, six of the final nine games of the season are @ GCS Ballpark. One of the biggest differences IMO is the fact that the Grizzlies will only get three days off during the All-Star Break. GWY will play on the Thursday of All-Star week vs. Florence (only game in the league that day) and get that Sunday off instead.
We could get into it much more, but those are some of the things that jumped out at me. Schedule is finished, roster is shaping up and the field turf is about to be installed @ GCS Ballpark..now all we need is some games. Once again, 158 days until Opening Day on May 18th vs. the Joliet Slammers.
I'll be checking back in this week with field turf progress..Go Grizzlies!
-Voice of the Grizzlies, Adam Young