2014 schedule: Five weekend home series with Sox, Yanks
The remaining 20 days of the 2013 schedule are what's important now, but the Rays, and the rest of MLB, released the 2014 schedule today - albeit not quite with the primetime hype of the NFL.
The Rays will open the season at home, March 31 at 4:10 if you want to hold the date, with the Blue Jays.
They are matched up with the NL Central for interleague play so they will host the Brewers (July 28-30), Cardinals (June 10-11) and Pirates (June 23-25), along with the Marlins (June 4-5); and they will visit the Cardinals (July 22-23), Cubs (Aug. 8-10) and Reds (April 11-13), plus the Marlins (June 2-3).
They will have the benefit, from an attendance standpoint, of having all three visits from the Red Sox during weekends (May 23-25, July 25-27, Aug. 29-Sept. 1) and two from Yankees (April 18-20, Aug. 15-17).