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Opening Day for the Chicago Cubs on April 6 Just Became Opening Night on April 5

Chicago Cubs News

chicago cubs logo featureEach year, at least recently, MLB opens its season with a marquee game on Sunday night before the full slate of “Opening Day” games play on Monday. Well, ESPN and MLB just announced that this year’s Opening Night will be the Chicago Cubs’ opener against the Cardinals.


That is awesome.

So, the Cubs and Cardinals will open Sunday, April 5 (instead of Monday, April 6) at 7pm CT at Wrigley Field on ESPN 2, kicking off the 2015 season. I’m not entirely sure why it’ll be on ESPN 2, as opposed to the mothership, but it’s the Opening Night Game. That’s just damn cool. (Hype train!)

The rest of that opening series changes a bit, too, to accommodate things. The Cubs and Cardinals won’t play on Monday the 6th now, and will play Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm, and Wednesday, April 8 at 1:20pm, and then the Cubs will be off on Thursday.

So, get yourself ready for some fun Sunday night baseball – or some seriously cold Sunday night baseball if you’re going to be in attendance. I’ll be there, and now we’ll have a whole day of festivities to get ready for the game.


Note: April 5 is Easter Sunday, so plan accordingly if that impacts you and/or your family.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.