The Oakland Athletics officially released their schedule for the 2011 Major League Baseball season. The A's will get things started on April 1, 2011 at home against the Seattle Mariners at a time still to be announced. The Major League Baseball season is wrapping up earlier this year than in seasons past, as the A's close out the season at the Mariners on September 28, 2011.
The 2011 season is starting earlier in order to avoid a November World Series, which has become a bit of a complaint lately. I don't view the November World Series as the end of the world, but given that the Fall Classic is normally an October affair it's nice that MLB is actually making a change. Change in baseball can often be like pulling teeth.