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Planning Your Life Around the 2016 Brewers Season

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The Brewers season will begin today. For the next six months, you will need to plan your life out to maximize the time you will be able to watch the Brewers. Luckily for you, we have a guide to assist with that. The information below will help you plan the next six months of your life around the Brewers schedule.

Game Times

Time Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Total
Afternoon 26 5 1 8 8 1 8 57
Evening 0 9 20 17 10 22 17 95
Night 0 2 3 0 1 3 1 10
Non-Televised 0 2 0 5 4 1 0 12
Off Day 0 10 2 1 7 0 0 20

A few definitions for this table:

  • Afternoon: Start time before 5 PM
  • Evening: Start time of 5 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Night: Start time of 8:30 PM or later

What does all of this mean? Well, you can find some patterns in those times for planning your life. If you want days off from the Brewers, Mondays and Thursday will be your best bets with 17 of the Brewers 20 off days coming on those days. Sunday evenings will also be nice with every game scheduled in the afternoon. On the flip side, Tuesday and Friday evenings need to be planned with access to a TV in mind. Most of this is pretty standard for the Brewers, nothing out of the ordinary to point out for this year.

Home/Road Split by Month

Month Home Road Off
April 13 11 3
May 16 13 2
June 13 13 4
July 13 12 6
August 17 12 2
September 9 18 3
October 0 2 0

It's not a bad home/road split for the Brewers this year. There's only two months where they play less home games than road games, though that catches up to the Brewers big time in September and October, with only 9 of the final 29 games at home. Before that, the Brewers either have the home advantage every month or break even. It's hard to beat that.

Other Scheduling Notes

Longest Homestand: The Brewers play two different 10-game homestands this season. They have one to end the month of July (July 22-31) and one at the end of August (August 22-31).

Longest Road Trip: Not surprisingly, the Brewers longest road trip will come in the month where they play the most games on the road. They will have one 11-game road trip in September (September 8-18).

Longest Stretch of Consecutive Games: As usual, the Brewers will have one stretch of 20 in a row scheduled (the max allowed by the collective bargaining agreement). That will take place from  April 26 to May 15. Meanwhile, the Brewers end of season schedule appears to be very brutal. They will have a stretch of 33 games in 34 days from August 16 to September 18. That comes in the middle of a stretch of 52 games in 55 days, from August 5 to September 28.

Holidays: As always, the holidays are a great time to make it to a baseball game. Here are the Brewers plans for the majors holidays this year.

  • Jackie Robinson Day (April 15): This year, the Brewers will celebrate the annual tribute to Jackie Robinson in Pittsburgh with a 6:05 pm start against the Pirates.
  • Mothers Day (May 8): Mothers Day tends to be a special day in baseball, and the Brewers have a lot of special memories around the holiday. This year, the Brewers will be in Cincinnati for a 12:10 pm game against the Reds.
  • Memorial Day (May 30): The first of two holidays that the Brewers have at home this year, they will celebrate with a 1:10 pm game against the Cardinals.
  • Fathers Day (June 19): While not as big as Mothers Day, it still gets plenty of attention. This year, Fathers Day will take place in Los Angeles with a 3:10 pm start against the Dodgers.
  • Independence Day (July 4): The Fourth of July will be a little more special than usual for the Brewers this year. They will get to celebrate in Washington D.C., and will also get their earliest start time of the season at 10:05 am.
  • Labor Day (September 5): The other of the two big holidays that the Brewers get at home this year, they will celebrate with a 1:10 pm start against the Cubs.

That's it for this year. Hopefully all of this information will help you effectively plan out positive viewing habits for the Brewers in 2016.