In the schedule, MLB official site displays games in different fill (background) colors. For instance, the Red Sox vs. Yankees game on July 31 is in grey fill color, while the game on July 7 is in white.

What does the coloring mean?

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You didn't copy the important part of the table, because it's stated below what each color stands for.

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To be honest, this isn't entirely true, because the white color is only for completed home games to distinguish between completed home and away games.

  • Sapphire = upcoming home games
  • Grey = all away games
  • White = completed home games

You can as well see this by the annotations in each field (vs. for home and @ for away). It's a perfect match.

  • Thank you. Does field in "by the annotations in each field" mean baseball field, like Fenway Park?
    – JJJohn
    Commented Oct 1, 2020 at 6:47
  • @JJJohn no, I was referring to the table fields (days) of the calendar.
    – dly
    Commented Oct 1, 2020 at 8:04
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    Might be worth noting that the reason home games have two colorations (completed / upcoming) and away games one, is that the main purpose they're hoping people use this schedule for is shopping for tickets.
    – Joe
    Commented Oct 2, 2020 at 17:46

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