Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Athletics excited about starting season in Japan next week

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks wants to taste soy sauce ice cream. Teammate Marco Estrada is hoping to spend a day at Tokyo Disneyland. Athletics manager Bob Melvin just needs to pack.

Melvin and the Athletics head to Japan on Thursday for the major league opening series against the Seattle Mariners at the Toyko Dome on March 20-21. The A’s and Mariners also faced each other in the last opening series in Tokyo, splitting two games in 2012. The Chicago Cubs and New York Mets played there in 2000, the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2004, and the Boston Red Sox and Oakland in 2008.

Oakland went on to win the AL West seven years ago and reach the Division Series.

Billy Beane, meanwhile, is considering threatening to move the team to Tokyo if Oakland doesn’t have over half of downtown for a stadium.

 

QLE Posted: March 14, 2019 at 06:08 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: athletics, japan, neutral site games, opening day

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Marc Sully's not booin'. He's Youkin'.
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCespedes Suffers Ankle Fractures in Ranch Accident
(47 - 9:00am, May 22)
Last: formerly dp

NewsblogTodd Frazier and Adam Eaton's deliciously petty beef is reaching 'Real Housewives' levels
(1 - 8:54am, May 22)
Last: J in the Slope

NewsblogGabe Kapler remains committed to his bullpen principles even after infuriating loss to Cubs | NBC Sports Philadelphia
(1 - 8:53am, May 22)
Last: Brian C

NewsblogAtkins: Charlie Montoyo made decision to sit Vlad Jr. on Victoria Day
(1 - 8:49am, May 22)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogThe Strange Dynasty Of The San Francisco Giants Is Over. (Yes, It Was A Dynasty.)
(1 - 8:46am, May 22)
Last: Brian C

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (May 2019)
(778 - 8:41am, May 22)
Last: Fernigal McGunnigle

NewsblogDave Sheinin WaPo Velocity is strangling baseball
(1 - 8:34am, May 22)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)
(2145 - 8:26am, May 22)
Last: Rally

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread, v.2019
(1806 - 7:51am, May 22)
Last: Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt!

NewsblogCody Bellinger's speed is key to his .400 batting average | MLB.com
(36 - 7:40am, May 22)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogAngels' Simmons sprains ankle; X-rays negative on Ohtani's hand
(11 - 7:33am, May 22)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogOMNICHATTER rising much faster than predicted, for May 21, 2019
(64 - 7:26am, May 22)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-21-2019
(20 - 6:09am, May 22)
Last: GGC

NewsblogTexas Rangers: How Willie Calhoun's renewed mindset after starting season in minors has given Rangers a much-needed offensive injection | SportsDay
(2 - 3:06am, May 22)
Last: KJOK

NewsblogFantasy Baseball: ACES update shows five potential breakout candidates - CBSSports.com
(1 - 11:42pm, May 21)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

Page rendered in 0.2131 seconds
44 querie(s) executed