The offseason has been dragging, not only for the Chicago Cubs but for every team in the league. It has been a little over a month since Major League Baseball’s lockout began on Dec. 1, 2021, at 11:59 pm. Currently, we are halfway to the tentative dates for the beginning of spring training, and so far, there are few signs of life.
There could be a delayed start to spring training, and its duration may be shortened. However, the ultimate hope is that this will not carry over to the regular season, and Opening Day will occur as planned. So, with this talk and the hope of the season going as planned, here is a breakdown of the projected 2022 Chicago Cubs schedule and something for us to potentially look forward to.
Chicago Cubs: A breakdown of the 2022 regular season schedule
If things go as planned, the Chicago Cubs are expected to open the 2022 regular season against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, March 31, on the road. This will be the team’s first time opening on the road since 2019. The Cubs will open at Wrigley Field on April 4 and will be facing the St. Louis Cardinals.
One highlight of the 2022 regular season schedule is interleague play against the American League East. The Red Sox will come to the Friendly Confines for a series from July 1-3. The Cubs will travel to one of the game’s great ballparks, Camden Yards, to play the Baltimore Orioles in a two-game series from June 7-8.
Immediately following this series, the Cubs will travel to Yankee Stadium to play the Bronx Bombers in a three-game series from June 10-12. Later in the season, the North Siders will head up to Toronto to play the Blue Jays in a three-game set against the Blue Jays from August 29-31.
Besides facing the AL East, the Chicago Cubs will play their crosstown rivals the Chicago White Sox in a couple of two-game series. The first of the series will take place at Wrigley Field from May 3-4 and the second will take place on May 28-29 across town on the south side at Guaranteed Rate Field.
This season the Cubs will be hosting a Mother’s Day matinee against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They will also be hosting Memorial Day against the Milwaukee Brewers and Father’s Day against the Atlanta Braves. While the Cubs will not be in Chicago for Independence Day, they will travel to Milwaukee for a three-game set from July 4-6, definitely close enough for Chicagoans looking for some holiday baseball.
As said earlier, this season’s schedule is subject to change because of the uncertainty surrounding the season and when or if will happen. The hope is the league will come to terms with the players, and we as fans will have the above games to look forward to in 2022.