Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mgm 2015 Schedule breakdown


2015 SCHEDULE RELEASED
 Here is a breakdown of the Biscuits schedule for next year - its abit wordy so grab a coffee and read on.
Skim it, its not artwork, and feel free to jump down to Biscuitville for Biscuits news if your coffee threatens to cool off.
Enjoy.


WE KNEW THIS WAS COMING
Montgomery was awarded the 2015 Southern League AllStar Game as the league schedule was announced on Tuesday. They say "released" but in fact, only a few teams have given out their calendars, mostly its a media thing as the SL website has yet to include the new full league schedule.

SUSPECTED IT
As expected, the Biloxi Brewers will begin the season on the road for two series before coming home to their new ballpark on April 20.
WE KNEW THIS TOO
As expected, the Skitz move to the North Division to accommodate the Biloxi Brewers.

So, in spite of there being few surprises on the schedule, lets take a gander at what it looks like for Montgomery fans next summer!



 A GOOD START
The season begins on Thursday April 9th.
We open the season at home against the Chattanooga Lookouts. Already an improvement, as it will be August before we see the Dodgers affiliate this year.

APRIL
Montgomery has one five-game road trip in April, the rest are home dates, starting with the aforementioned Lookouts.

After the opening home series we hit the road to Jacksonville for five. We can forget about the Suns after that, we wont hear about them again for months.

TEN GAME HOMESTAND

Starting April 20th we get to enjoy a ten game homestand in spring weather, playing host to the visiting Mobile BayBears. After five games the Jackson Generals arrive to face the Biscuits.

In the first away dates on the calendar, the Skitz are heading over to Trustmark Park to visit the Miss Braves.



 CUBS FANS HAPPY
The Smokies will the arrive to face the Biscuits for the first of 28 times, with the Biscuits hosting the Cubs affiliate for three series at Riverwalk.

PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME

The first five games of the Grape Jelly Series will be at the end of April and start of May.

We will see them again in mid-July and again a final time just ten days later at the end of July and start of August.

By then, we should know who tastes better swimming in grape jam - Biscuits or Smokies.



MAY
The merry merry month of May starts with Montgomery in Mississippi for five games against the Braves.

The Biscuits come home to five games against traditional rival Birmingham on May 6th. The Barons come to town just twice, first in May and as the final opponent of the regular season.

April 18th 1896, the Montgomery-Birmingham rivalry goes way back!


TEN GAME TRIP

After facing the Barons the Biscuits go on the road for a tough ten-game roadtrip. Waiting on the other end will be the Smokies and then the Lookouts in Chattanooga.

This ten game stretch will be a test for the team, the first of three extended road trips. In 2014 the Biscuits had only one such jaunt on the schedule.



SMOKIES COME BACK TO RIVERWALK

On returning home on May 21st the Biscuits face the Smokies for five juegos as the Grape Jelly Series continues.

Its a good thing the Smokies have several logos.


Afterwards the Biscuits then have a five game set on the road in Jackson Tn versus the Generals. There is a league wide day off to wind up the second month of the season.


WAHOO ONE TIMERS
We host the Blue Wahoos of Pensacola in May for the third series of the year, the only time we see the Reds affiliate during the regular season.

JUNE
On the road to start the month of June, the Biscuits face the Suns in Jacksonville before coming home on the 6th to host the Mississippi Braves and Pensacola in a long ten game homestand. This is the second ten game homestand for Montgomery at home in the schedule, and a little tougher as the heat will be starting to become a factor.

After a day off the Biscuits will get their first look at Biloxi's new ballpark, from June 17-21st. Assuming they have one built.

ALLSTAR GAME 
TUESDAY, JUNE 23rd
we recycle
June 22 begins the Montgomery AllStar hosting duties, which last until the 24th.

This should include an AllStar Banquet, AllStar FanFest, Home Run Derby, All Star Game and history exhibits.

SECOND HALF BEGINS
Following the AllStar Break, the Biscuits will host the Lookouts for another five games to close out the month at home in Riverwalk stadium.

BRAVES FANS BUMMED

We will only see the Ms.Braves once next summer in mid June.
Always a popular series, the Braves were visitors to Mgm three times in 2014. If there is a change to the schedule that won't go over well with fans due to the change in divisions, this is probably the one.


JULY


THREE FOR THE FOURTH
how come we dont have one like this?
The dreaded three-game series is back - at the start of July the Biscuits will have a three game set ahead of Independence Day in order to assure all teams have a home date for the holiday.

To that end, the Biscuits will play three games in Tenn vs (of course) the Smokies at the start of the month of July.


INDEPENDENCE DAY
Montgomery hosts Biloxi on the 4th of July for five games.
Name/Logo TBA
For Montgomery fans it will be the first look at the newest team in the Southern league, likely interesting enough to draw some extra fans to view the new double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Biscuits then head to Pensacola for a set of contests against the Blue Wahoos.

SEVEN GAME TRIP
A day off on July 14th should be welcomed, as the following day the Montgomery nines take to the road for an odd seven game excursion.

The Skitz take on the Lookouts in Chattanooga for a pair of games, a very odd scheduling moment. After the quickie series in Chattanooga the Biscuits move to Jackson Tenn to face the Generals for the normal five game series.


SMOKIES COME BACK... AGAIN!
How do we finish the month of July? Against the Smokies at Riverwalk, of course!

Perhaps a new rivalry is being built here, or just an effort to make up to Montgomery's large crewe of Cubs supporters for the lack of Smokies in the past, the Tn Smokies will be well versed in where late night food can be found in The Gump.

AUGUST
One game vs the Smokies at home starts the month and ends the Grape Jelly Series at Riverwalk, the Biscuits then head to Mississippi to face the Braves.

On the 7th the Biscuits return home to host Jacksonville. The Suns are the only team we haven't already seen yet.

RETURN OF THE TEN GAME ROAD TRIP
Montgomery then heads out on the second ten game road-trip of the year. Not as bad as it seems, the ten gamer starts with a commuter special as the Skitz drive to Bham daily for five games.
Then its off to, where else, Tennessee to face the Smokies!

ACTION JACKSON
Jackson sends their Generals to Montgomery on August 23rd for five games, then the Biscuits go road to Mobile for a series that stretches into September.

SEPTEMBER
The Biscuits are guaranteed September baseball, a playoff feel will take hold regardless of the standings as the Biscuits face division rival Birmingham in the final regular season series of the season at Riverwalk Stadium.



BISCUITS NEWS
Your Skitz come home tonight to face the Jackson Generals on Military Wednesday. Colla, Floro, Suarez and Garvin are the announced starters for the series with TBA on the final game.

Perhaps somewhere there is a group of Admirals who are offended by the Mariners affiliate's nickname.


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