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First game will be televised...
Upcoming televised A’s Spring Training games. I have DirecTv and this is what the team pages show:— Athletics “Rooted in Oakland” (@OaktownO) February 19, 2020
A’s at Cubs 2/22 9pm MLB Channel 213
A’s at Padres 2/25 Noon FSSDHD Channel 694
Indians at A’s 2/29 1pm NSCAHD Channel 698 (game in Vegas)#rootedinoakland
Miss ya big fella...
I don't know about you guys, but I for one am very excited to have Brett Anderson on the Brewers https://t.co/CR3PwEMjqW— Reviewing the Brew (@ReviewngTheBrew) February 20, 2020
Chappie doing Chappie things...
A’s Spring Training Schedule:
This is for the games in Arizona only..
And here’s what the final two weeks of March look like, including Spring and Regular season games...