The final week of spring training could not come any sooner. Five games will be televised in some form this week, four games live, with two featuring Kruk and Kuip on CSN Bay Area and one with Glen and Ray on CSN California:
|Date||First Pitch (PT)||Television||Radio|
|vs Rockies||Monday, March 30||1:05 PM||MLB.com|
|at Angels||Tuesday, March 31||1:10 PM||MLB Network (LIVE)||MLB.com|
|vs Angels||Wednesday, April 1||12:05 PM||
(Thu 4/2 6:00 AM)
|at Giants (AT&T)||Thursday, April 2||7:15 PM||CSN California (LIVE)||95.7|
|at Giants (AT&T)||Friday, April 3||7:15 PM||CSN Bay Area (LIVE)||95.7|
|vs Giants (Coliseum)||Saturday, April 4||1:05 PM||CSN Bay Area (LIVE)||95.7|
Wednesday's game is tape-delayed to the "set your DVR" time of Thursday at 6:00 AM.
The Green and Gold return to the Bay Area on Thursday for the Bay Bridge Series, with two games at AT&T Park followed by Saturday's exhibition finale. Sunday is an off day for all but the season-opening Sunday Night Baseball between the Cubs and Cardinals on ESPN. Opening night for Oakland and the rest of the league is Monday.
How to listen to or watch games, generally
For televised games, it is simple enough. Subscribe to MLB.TV for $20 or $25 a month and you can watch any of the games televised by some television network. If you do not want to do that, there are nine more live games being played on one of the Comcast Sportsnet regional channels or on MLB Network, and five more games on an MLB Network tape delay.
For radio coverage, most weekday games will be covered on MLB.com for free on non-mobile devices with Donny Baarns, the voice of the Visalia Rawhide, on the microphone. To access those games, visit athletics.com and click the headphones or "Listen" button on today's game. If for some reason you get kicked to a screen insisting you buy a subscription, try opening Gameday instead and listening through the "Audio" menu on that screen. You will need to create an mlb.com account, but you should not have to pay for the MLB.com games.
On a mobile device, you will have to buy an MLB At Bat subscription.
Weekend games on 95.7 or games otherwise covered by a terrestrial radio service will not be free, but require an MLB At Bat/Gameday Audio subscription.