Thanks to the Astros moving over to the American League to balance things out, there will now be rolling Interleague Play (MLB capitalizes this), meaning the Phillies will play their home opener against raise their World Championship flag in front of… the Kansas City Royals.
[Is it just me or are the Astros kind of like that annoying kid in high school who would do anything you asked just to fit in and not to be too much of a drag? Move to AL– sure. Roger Clemens needs to use someone to get a momentary thrill— sure.]
Other highlights from the Phils schedule: Home-and-home two game sets with the Red Sox in late May, a trip to Detroit in late July, and six games on the road to end the season against the Marlins and Braves.