The end of spring training draws nigh! The A's have three more games left in Mesa, all on the free MLB.com webcasts with Donny Baarns at the microphone. Then the A's return to the Bay Area for the traditional three-game Bay Bridge exhibition series, with two night games at AT&T Park and the day game at the Coliseum to close out the spring schedule. The Bay Bridge series games with be on 95.7, and are televised locally according to the schedule below:
|A's spring training televsion and radio coverage|
|Date||Opponent||Time (PT)||MLB.TV (Live)||Radio||MLB Network (PT)|
|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 carrier and also MLB.TV. On MLB Network, those game are only available out of market (OOM).|
Athletics Nation member LoneStranger has made a handy 8.5x11 spring broadcast schedule which you can download and print out to hang in your office cube.
How to listen to or watch spring games, generally
For televised games, it is simple enough. Subscribe to MLB.TV for $25 a month or $110 a year and you can watch any of the games televised by some television network (regular season games are blacked out in the Bay Area and other Western markets). If you do not want to do that, there are six more live or nearly live games being played on one of the Comcast Sportsnet regional channels or on MLB Network, and one more game on an MLB Network replay.
For radio coverage, most weekday games will be covered on MLB.com for free on non-mobile devices with Donny Baarns of the Omaha Storm Chasers 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 online, but require an MLB At Bat/Gameday Audio subscription. You can of course listen to the game on the radio if you happen to be in 95.7's coverage area, but the 957thegame.com stream will typically switch over to a syndicated national sports talk program during A's coverage.