Between MLB Network, CSN California, and CSN Bay Area's Giants-A's games, the Oakland Athletics will have five televised live spring training games from Arizona plus the three Bay Bridge Series exhibitions at AT&T Park and the Coliseum.
MLB Network will carry one game on a one-hour tape delay because Daylight Saving Time will not yet have taken effect in the Grapefruit League, forcing a one hour overrun. A further two games will be replayed on MLB Network and three games televised on opposing broadcasts are not slated for an MLB Network replay.
All 14 preseason games can be watched live with an MLB.TV subscription without blackout restrictions. Last season, 16 spring games were televised.
On radio, weekend games and a Monday night game against the San Francisco Giants will be broadcast on 95.7 The Game except for the split-squad game against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, March 19. While Ken Korach and Vince Cotroneo will be calling the game against the Reds that day, KNBR 680 will be broadcasting the game against the Giants. Games available on terrestrial radio like 95.7 and KNBR require an MLB Gameday Audio or MLB.TV subscription.
All other games will be broadcast on MLB.com except for the Friday, March 4 split-squad game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, which is the only game with just Gameday to go on. Donny Baarns, a new voice of the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers, returns to A's spring training broadcasts where I imagine he'll have a cavalcade of guests come through his broadcast booth. Baarns had been the Voice of the Visalia Rawhide, the California League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
|A's spring training televsion and radio coverage|
|Date||Opponent||Time (PT)||MLB.TV (Live)||Radio||MLB Network (PT)|
|Thursday, March 3||@LA Angels||12:10 PM||Fox Sports West||MLB.com||11:00 PM replay|
|Friday, March 4||SS vs. Colorado||12:05 PM||--||MLB.com|
|SS @ Arizona||12:10 PM||--||--|
|Saturday, March 5||vs. Milwaukee||12:05 PM||--||95.7 FM The Game|
|Sunday, March 6||@San Diego||12:10 PM||Fox Sports San Diego||95.7 FM The Game||none|
|Monday, March 7||vs. Kansas City||12:05 PM||--||MLB.com|
|Tuesday, March 8||vs. Texas||12:05 PM||--||MLB.com|
|Wednesday, March 9||@Chi White Sox||12:05 PM||--||MLB.com|
|Thursday, March 10||vs. LA Dodgers||12:05 PM||--||MLB.com|
|Friday, March 11||@Cincinnati||12:05 PM||--||MLB.com|
|Saturday, March 12||@Texas||12:05 PM||TXA-21||95.7 FM The Game||1:00 PM tape delay|
|Sunday, March 13||vs. Chi Cubs||1:05 PM||--||95.7 FM The Game|
|Monday, March 14||vs. San Francisco||7:05 PM||CSN California (LOCAL)||95.7 FM The Game||OOM-only LIVE 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday, March 15||@Colorado||1:10 PM||--||MLB.com|
|Wednesday, March 16||OFF DAY|
|Thursday, March 17||vs. Seattle||1:05 PM||--||MLB.com|
|Friday, March 18||@Cleveland||1:05 PM||--||MLB.com|
|Saturday, March 19||SS vs. Cincinnati||1:05 PM||--||95.7 FM The Game|
|SS @San Francisco||1:05 PM||CSN Bay Area (LOCAL)||KNBR 680 (opponent)||OOM-only 8:00 PM replay|
|Sunday, March 20||vs. Chi White Sox||1:05 PM||CSN Chicago||95.7 FM The Game||none|
|Monday, March 21||@San Francisco||1:05 PM||--||MLB.com|
|Tuesday, March 22||@LA Angels||1:10 PM||Fox Sports West||MLB.com||Next day 6:00 AM replay|
|Wednesday, March 23||@Seattle||7:10 PM||Root Sports NW||MLB.com||LIVE 7:00 PM|
|Thursday, March 24||vs. Texas||7:05 PM||--||95.7 FM The Game|
|Friday, March 25||vs. LA Angels||1:05 PM||Fox Sports West||MLB.com||LIVE 1:00 PM|
|Saturday, March 26||@Kansas City||1:05 PM||Fox Sports Kansas City||95.7 FM The Game||none|
|Sunday, March 27||vs. Kansas City||1:05 PM||--||95.7 FM The Game|
|Monday, March 28||vs. Cleveland||1:05 PM||--||MLB.com|
|Tuesday, March 29||@Chi Cubs||1:05 PM||CSN Chicago||MLB.com||LIVE 1:00 PM|
|Wednesday, March 30||vs. Arizona||12:05 PM||--||MLB.com|
|Thursday, March 31||@San Francisco||7:15 PM||CSN Bay Area (LOCAL)||95.7 FM The Game||OOM-only 11:00 PM replay|
|Friday, April 1||@San Francisco||7:15 PM||NBC Bay Area (LOCAL)||95.7 FM The Game||OOM-only LIVE|
|Saturday, April 2||vs. San Francisco||1:05 PM||CSN California (LOCAL)||95.7 FM The Game||OOM-only LIVE|
|Games indicated as LOCAL are on a Bay Area regional sports network and also MLB.TV. MLB Network will locally blackout games available on a Bay Area regional sports network (OOM-only).|
Reader LoneStranger has made a handy single printed sheet version of the schedule that you can view at this hyperlinked text. Hang it in your office!
This post was updated on March 19 to reflect the addition of a radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game on Thursday, March 24 against the Texas Rangers.