This week will be the lightest week in the Athletics spring television broadcast schedule, with only two of the nine games played through Sunday televised at all, none live.
|Date||First Pitch (PT)||Television||Radio|
|at Rangers||Monday, March 9||1:05 PM||None||MLB.com|
|vs Diamondbacks||Tuesday, March 10||1:05 PM||None||MLB.com|
|vs Indians||Wednesday, March 11||1:05 PM||None||MLB.com|
|vs Mariners||Thursday, March 12||12:00 PM||None||MLB.com|
|SS at Royals||Friday, March 13||1:05 PM||None||MLB.com|
|SS at Cubs (Vegas)||Friday, March 13||5:05 PM||
(Delay 9:00 PM)
|SS at Cubs (Vegas)||Saturday, March 14||12:05 PM||None||95.7 The Game|
|SS vs. Giants||Saturday, March 14||1:05 PM||None||KNBR 680|
|at Brewers||Sunday, March 15||1:05 PM||MLB Network
(Delay 11:00 PM)
|95.7 The Game|
Athletics Nation member LoneStranger has made a handy 8.5x11 spring broadcast schedule which you can download.
Three odd start times
Games will start at one o'clock for the rest of spring training for the most part, but there are three exceptions this week.
The Thursday, March 12 game against the Mariners had been moved up to noon to accommodate filming for an HBO special. The A's announced that the special, "which also will include live tapings at four other Spring Training ballparks on March 12, will be dedicated to the fight against cancer and will include a charitable component and an awareness campaign."
Oakland's two split-squad games in Las Vegas against the Chicago Cubs will have different times a swell. On Friday the 13th the teams will play at five in the evening, and then they will be play at noon on Saturday the 14th.
Split squad games
I have updated this week's calendar to show that Friday afternoon's game against the Kansas City Royals will have an audio broadcast. Friday evening's game has no radio broadcast, and will be televised on MLB Network at 9:00 PM, or live to viewers of MLB.TV and Comcast Sportsnet Chicago.
Saturday's games are radio-only, with the game in Vegas on 95.7 the Game and the game in Mesa on KNBR 680. As both of these games are being broadcast on terrestrial radio, a Gameday Audio subscription is required to listen to these games on the Internet.
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.