The Mets and Royals will be kicking off the 2016 MLB season on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball from Kansas City. The game was originally slated for Monday April 4th, but plans have changed and the MLB season will now open, on Sunday April 3rd, with a rematch of the last game of the 2015 season.
The first pitch, as usual with an ESPN Sunday night game, is scheduled for 8:35pm EST and will lead into an off day on Monday for both teams, before concluding the 2 game set on Tuesday.
The fact that we get a World Series rematch on Opening Night is pretty cool, but doesn’t take away from how much I really do hate interleague play, which has become an everyday occurrence in baseball. It’s bad enough we have to play the Yankees six times a year, but to have so much interleague intermingled into the regular season, meaning just as much as games against divisional foes, is outrageous.