Is there an anti-Dodger, Pro SF Giant bias with the creators of the MLB scheduling?
The MLB baseball schedule for the Los Angeles Dodgers has been released for 2019. And the Dodgers once again will end their year playing away from home in San Francisco against if you didn’t know already their arch-enemy Giants. Coincidence? Let’s take a look.
Pop Quiz. When was the last time the Dodgers ended their regular scheduled playing season in their home-park? Answer: Four years ago. And when was the last time the Dodgers had home field advantage and ended their year in their own ballpark playing their arch rival the SF Giants? Answer: Six years ago in 2012. Six years ago? Coincidence? I think not.
Once again in 2019 the Dodgers will end their year playing baseball away from home (without home-field advantage) in San Francisco as they will this year in 2018. The Dodgers will have spent three of the last four years playing the Giants in San Francisco and four of the last six years playing away from home. Coincidence? They’re sure are many.
Clearly the creators of the MLB Schedule favor the Giants otherwise they would have seen the Dodgers end their regular playing schedule at home to play another team or play the Giants at home. Of course the Dodgers begin the year as they have many years before playing the Giants at home when it doesn’t really count for either team. Coincidence? Maybe just anti-Dodger bias from the creators of the MLB baseball schedule. I’m sure Giants fans will be happy with it—until we beat them in their own ball-park again.