Schedule release day is one of my favorite days of the offseason. One reason for this is that I can finally clear my desk of the stack of papers with schedule edits, changes, and just mistakes.

Before I break down the schedule with some interesting (or at least things I find interesting) facts thanks in large part to friend of the blog and intern extraordinaire Steven Gaede, I’d like to state some facts about the process that goes into finalizing the schedule.

You don’t have to read it. But I hope you will. Next week may or may not feature a blog since we’ll be in Vegas at #LeagueMeetings13. I have not yet decided. Again, I’ll remind you, it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want…

There were at least four drafts of the schedule that came our way over the course of roughly two weeks.

We originally were not scheduled to go to Utah all season. If we hadn’t there would have been 11 days between games. Utah was then added and out the door went the long break. You’re welcome San Francisco.

At least 8 people had eyes on this schedule, dissecting every bit of it, from every angle, over the past two weeks.

The last changes to the schedule were made yesterday morning.

Now for the breakdown…

I’ve never met Florida radio guy Alex Reed. I will this season. He seems like a good guy, so mark your calendars for Oct. 26 Condorstown. Third meeting all-time with the Everblades.

The Condors play on four holidays: at home – Boxing Day (Dec. 26) and President’s Day (Feb. 17). On the road – New Year’s Day (Las Vegas 1/1) and Valentine’s Day (Idaho 2/14)

The longest road trip of the season is four games; the longest homestand is four games.

Condors play on three Full Moon nights including opening night Oct. 18.

We play on my Mom’s (1/10) and Sister’s (4/11) birthdays. Just thought you should know.

Season concludes with 9 of 13 at home. Not bad for a stretch run. We’ll have the playoffs sewn up by then though. JO guaranteed it.

Have any other fun things about the schedule that I missed? Tweet them! Until next time Condorstown…

Ryan Holt a.k.a. Holty, is the voice of the Condors and recently wrapped up year two in Condorstown. League meetings 2013 will be epic. Have a #HoltysBlog idea? Follow him on Twitter @BroadcastHolt or shoot him an email with ideas to rholt@bakersfieldcondors.com