The Metrodome is under demolition, meaning the Gophers baseball team won’t play a home game until the weather warms just a bit more. Right now that’s scheduled to be March 26 against St. John’s (Minn.). Until then the Gophers will be:
• Playing 19 consecutive road games, beginning Friday against Northern Illinois in Glendale, Ariz.
• Playing in six different states — on the road six consecutive weekends.
• Flying more than 13,000 miles.
• Playing in all four continental U.S. time zones in the first five weeks of the season.
• Spending 22 nights away from home in first six weeks.
• Will be on the road 10 of 14 regular-season weekends.
The good news is, they won’t be:
• Playing anyone currently ranked nationally until May (Florida State and Indiana). February and March nonconference opponents Coastal Carolina and Sacramento State received votes in some polls.
|NY Yankees - WP: N. Eovaldi||4||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: W. Miley||2|
|Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi||3||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco||5|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Hughes||1||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: C. Villanueva||2|
|Milwaukee - WP: M. Fiers||6||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Arrieta||1|
|LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago||4||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: T. Hudson||5|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Hamels||0||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: D. Haren||7|
|Toronto - WP: A. Sanchez||11||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber||4|
|Tampa Bay - LP: C. Archer||0||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez||4|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Marquis||8||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: E. Stults||4|
|Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: J. Niese||0|
|Detroit - WP: D. Price||2||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: E. Volquez||1|
|Seattle - LP: T. Walker||4||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: C. McHugh||11|
|Oakland - LP: R. Cook||7||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: K. Kela||8|
|Colorado - LP: J. De La Rosa||2||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: B. Morrow||4|
|Arizona - LP: E. Marshall||4||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: J. Nicasio||6|
|Red Bull New York||1||FINAL|
Poll: Does it bother you that Tyus Jones chose Duke over Minnesota?