The Athletics on Wednesday announced the 2022 tentative schedule with some traditions unlike any other.
Oakland will host the Los Angeles Angels at home on Thursday, March 31, the league-wide Opening Day. Following that four-game series, the A’s will stay at the Coliseum and take on the Detroit Tigers for a three-game stint.
The A’s first road game in 2022 will be at the Philadelphia on April 8. This will be the home opener for the Phillies.
A few interesting takeaways on the schedule include home series against the NL East teams. The A’s will face the Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets during their season, which are matchups between the clubs. Additionally, the A’s will face the Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals on the road.
The A's also will get their first look against the newly-named Cleveland Guardians beginning on April 29.
The annual anticipated Bay Bridge Series against the Giants will take place on April 26-27 at Oracle Park and later in the season from Aug. 6-7 at the Coliseum.
If you’re a Fourth of July baseball person, the A’s will be at home for the holiday hosting the Toronto Blue Jays. The other summer holidays will have the Houston Astros coming to Oakland on Memorial Day (May 30) and the Kansas City Royals coming on Father’s Day, observed on June 19.
The A’s also will finish the 2022 regular season on the road facing the Angels and Seattle Mariners from Sept. 27 to Oct. 2.
You can view the entire 2022 schedule here.