In the midst of a pennant race, we look ahead to next season. The Phillies announced their 2011 schedule late Tuesday night and here are some highlights:
-- The season begins on a Friday, a new idea by Major League Baseball. The Phillies open up at home on April 1 against Philadelphia South (Houston) at Citizens Bank Park. Roy Halladay vs. Brett Myers?
-- The season ends just as this one does, in Atlanta. The Phils are there Sept. 26-28, 2011.
-- Interleague opponents are Boston, Texas and Oakland at home. The Phillies will travel to Seattle and Toronto. The Toronto series (July 1-3) is Roy Halladay's return trip to his former city that was supposed to happen this season. But because of the G-20 Summit, the games ended up being played in Philadelphia.