Ever since the 2012 season ended on that cold October night at the Coliseum, we know you marked Opening Night -- April 1, 2013 -- on your calendar. You can't wait for Oakland A's baseball to start up again, and neither can we.
Which is why we've planned a week-long slate of A's baseball festivities, to celebrate the world's best game in the great city of Oakland. Here's the lineup:
MONDAY, APRIL 1 -- Opening Night Tailgate
1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Oakland Coliseum Parking Lot
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 -- Friday Night Road Game TV "Tailgate"
5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Caña (Cuban Bar & Restaurant), at 530 Lake Park Ave. in Oakland
Watch A's vs. Astros on TV with Baseball Oakland and friends, as we enjoy great Cuban-flavored food and drinks. (Word on the street is that Caña is Yoenis Cespedes' favorite Oakland hangout.)
SUNDAY, APRIL 7 -- Watch the A's on the Big Screen at The New Parkway
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The New Parkway Theater, at 474 24th Street in Oakland
"Moneyball" isn't the only chance you have to watch the A's on the silver screen.
Watch A's vs. Astros on a big movie screen at The New Parkway, which is also a restaurant that serves food and drinks (yes, they have beer) in the theater while you watch the game.
All A's fans are invited to all of these festivities. See you there!
Let's go Oak-land!