Now that the 2012 World Series has wrapped up to finish off the 2011-2012 Major League Baseball season, in which the Oakland A's were considered one of the biggest surprise teams, the Athletics have announced their 2013 spring training schedule.
CSNBayArea.com's Casey Pratt provides good news to A's fans now starving for more action from their AL West Champions by pointing out that pitchers report to spring training in just 100 days.
Date Opponent Time
Feb. 23 Milwaukee Brewers 12:05 PM
Feb. 24 @ Los Angeles Angels 12:05 PM
Feb. 25 Cleveland Indians 12:05 PM
Feb. 26 @ Arizona Diamondbacks 12:05 PM
Feb. 27 Seattle Mariners 12:05 PM
Feb. 28 @ Chicago Cubs 12:05 PM
Mar. 1 San Francisco Giants 12:05 PM
Mar. 2 San Diego Padres 12:05 PM
Mar. 3 @ Colorado Rockies 12:05 PM
Mar. 4 Los Angeles Angels 12:05 PM
Mar. 5 WBC Opponent - TBD (SS) 12:05 PM
@ Kansas City Royals (SS) 12:05 PM
Mar. 6 Off Day
Mar. 7 Colorado Rockies 12:05 PM
Mar. 8 @ Seattle Mariners 12:05 PM
Mar. 9 @ Texas Rangers 12:05 PM
Mar. 10 Arizona Diamondbacks 1:05 PM
Mar. 11 @ San Diego Padres 1:05 PM
Mar. 12 Kansas City Royals 1:05 PM
Mar. 13 Off Day
Mar. 14 Texas Rangers 1:05 PM
Mar. 15 @ Arizona Diamondbacks 1:05 PM
Mar. 16 Seattle Mariners (SS) 1:05 PM
@Chicago White Sox (SS) 1:05 PM
Mar. 17 Chicago Cubs 1:05 PM
Mar. 18 Cincinnati Reds 1:05 PM
Mar. 19 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 1:05 PM
Mar. 20 Off Day
Mar. 21 @ Cincinnati Reds 1:05 PM
Mar. 22 Chicago White Sox 7:05 PM
Mar. 23 @ San Francisco Giants 1:05 PM
Mar. 24 Los Angeles Dodgers 1:05 PM
Mar. 25 @ Milwaukee Brewers 1:05 PM
Mar. 26 @ Cleveland Indians 1:05 PM
Mar. 27 Colorado Rockies 1:05 PM
Mar. 28 @ San Francisco Giants# 7:15 PM
Mar. 29 @ San Francisco Giants# 7:15 PM
Mar. 30 San Francisco Giants+ 1:05 PM
Some of the dates that A's fans may want to mark on their calendars include February 23, the A's Cactus League opener against the Milwaukee Brewers. This is their earliest spring training game since 1968.
The A's will face the Giants first on March 1, but will also play them again on March 23 on the road and again on March 28, 29 and 30 for an exhibition series.
Next Pratt points out March 5, when a yet-to-be-determined WBC team will face off against the A's, who will have a split squad as they will also be playing the Kansas City Royals.
And then of course, the A's will open their season with the Seattle Mariners at home on April 1.