The A's have released their tentative 2006 schedule.
Some of the highlights include:
- An opening home series against the Evil Empire. It should be a very good yardstick right off the bat how our A's will perform in 2006. It's their only home series against the Yankees in 2006. The other two are in the Bronx.
- The A's don't play Boston until late July. They play the Red Sox in three series in 2006 with two of them being at the Coliseum.
- The A's take on the Paul DePodesta-less LA Dodgers in June at home. As a matter of fact, the A's take on the NL West this season, which should help their travel wear and tear. No trips to Pittsburgh or Philadelphia are needed. The NL West was also the worst division in baseball last season, so this could help the A's excel in interleague once again.
- The first series against the hated Angels is April 21-23. The A's have six series with the Angels and once again finish with the division rivals the final series of the season. This time, the series is at Angel Stadium. So, perhaps the A's can finally celebrate a division championship on their field.