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Half-Hour Special Examines Oakland A’s 2013 Season

First A’s Spring Training Telecast on Friday, March 22 against the Chicago White Sox

from Phoenix Municipal Stadium

Schedule Includes 146 Games – 143 Regular Season Telecasts and Two Preseason Games

SportsNet Central, Chronicle Live and to Provide Northern California’s

Most Comprehensive A’s, MLB News and Analysis All Season Long

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 14, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet California, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” presents a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the 2013 MLB season for the reigning American League West Champion Oakland Athletics with a half-hour special – 2013 A’s Season Preview premiering Monday, March 18 at 10 p.m.

Hosted by veteran sports announcer Scott Reiss (@ScottReissCSN), 2013 A’s Season Preview features extensive preview and analysis from former A’s infielders Shooty Babbitt and Bip Roberts (@Bipster10), along with A’s Insider Casey Pratt (@CaseyPrattCSN) and A’s reporter Kate Longworth (@KLongworthCSN).

Headlining the program will be 2012 A.L. Manager of the Year Bob Melvin, who joins Longworth in a sit-down interview as he discusses the team’s plan to emulate last season’s success; plus, 2013 A’s Season Preview features insightful interviews with Gold Glove outfielder Josh Reddick, 11-year veteran Coco Crisp and second-year sensation Yoenis Céspedes, as they share their goals and desire to repeat as A.L. West Champions. Other A’s included in the program are Opening Day starter Brett Andersen, newly acquired outfielder Chris Young and projected starting shortstop Hiro Nakajima.

Following the March 18 (10 p.m.) debut, 2013 A’s Season Preview re-airs March 19 (7 p.m.), March 21 (7:30 p.m.), March 23 (7 p.m.), March 24 (12:30 p.m.) and March 26 (10 p.m.). Visit for additional air times and dates.

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Comcast SportsNet California will air its first spring training telecast on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. as the A’s host the Chicago White Sox at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The network will air two additional preseason games, one from Phoenix Municipal Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers (March 24) and a Bay Bridge Series game against the reigning World Series Champion San Francisco Giants from the Oakland Coliseum (March 30).

Comcast SportsNet California’s first of 143 regular season telecasts begins with the A’s season opener against A.L. West Division rival Seattle Mariners from the Oakland Coliseum on Monday, April 1 at 7 p.m.

During the 2013 Major League Baseball season, tune into Comcast SportsNet California’s SportsNet Central and Chronicle Live for in-depth, comprehensive news coverage on the A’s and the rest of MLB, expert analysis, breaking local and national news, up-to-the-minute score, the best local video highlights and daily insider reports. SportsNet Central is the place for local fans to turn seven nights a week with half-hour newscasts at 6 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight. Hosted by Jim Kozimor (@CSNKoz), Chronicle live airs live Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and features high energy, interactive roundtable discussions and debates covering the hottest sports stories and topics on the minds of Northern California Sports fans. Visit for more information. delivers complete 24/7 A’s and MLB coverage and showcases A’s Insider Casey Pratt (@CaseyPrattCSN) on the website’s “Athletics Talk” section. Fans can stay on top of the latest developments with online chats, analysis and breakdown, special web-exclusives videos, commentator blogs and photo slideshows. is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from Comcast SportsNet’s SportsNet Central and Chronicle Live. Follow Comcast SportsNet on Twitter @CSNAuthentic and search #AthleticsTalk for the latest A’s news and updates.

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