Lots of interesting items in relation to the 2012 schedule, which was just released yesterday. From the Reds press release:

The 2012 campaign will begin with Opening Day on Friday, April 6 against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park (Marlins changing from Florida name to Miami). After that 3-game series, the Reds will host the St. Louis Cardinals from Monday through Wednesday, April 9-11 to complete the first homestand of the season.

“The Reds already are working with the Findlay Market Parade organizers on Opening Day 2012,” said Reds Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini. “No fans look forward to the start of baseball season more than ours.”

Other featured matchups at Great American Ball Park in 2012 include a pair of weekend series against the National League Central Division rival Cardinals (July 13-15, August 24-26), plus weekend battles with the Milwaukee Brewers (July 20-22), Chicago Cubs (August 17-19) and Los Angeles Dodgers (September 21-23).

Highlighting the Reds’ 15-game interleague schedule are home series against the Detroit Tigers (June 8-10), Cleveland Indians (June 12-14) and Minnesota Twins (June 22-24) and road visits to new Yankee Stadium (May 18-20) and Cleveland’s Progressive Field (June 18-20).

I’m looking forward to planning a trip to New York to see the Reds play in Yankee Stadium; I saw the Reds and Yanks hook up in the final year of old Yankee Stadium.

Of course, as I started planning, I realized that I’m probably going to have to make a road trip to Cooperstown in July, as well, for the Barry Larkin Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Next year should be a fun year.

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Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

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  1. I like it that the Reds are playing the Yankees, as I live in the NY area and it will be exciting to go.

    But the NL Central teams play against AL Central teams next year, so the Reds will be the only team in the division playing the Yankees. As soon as I look at the Cardinals’ interleague schedule, I’m very likely to be pissed off. The disparity in the interleague schedules of teams within the same division is a fairness issue that Bud Selig ignores. It all starts with the 2 rivalry series. Then because of the rivalry series, the schedules differ as to the other teams played.

    In 2011 the Cardinals had a significant advantage over the Brewers in terms of the AL East teams they played, which is not even taking the Cards 6 games against the Royals into account.

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Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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