How in the heck can I watch Oakland A's games live?
June 16, 2014 12:09 PM Subscribe
Haven't owned a TV ever since I got a projector, but now that I'm back in the US I'd like to catch Oakland A's games on local broadcast. How to do this as cheaply as possible?
posted by allkindsoftime to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'd prefer to get the MLB.TV package but I tried that and found that I'm blacked out of local games here in the Bay Area, and can only watch games online starting an hour after they've actually finished. This is terribly un-ideal for night games, which are the majority of those I'd be able to watch.
As far as I can google, A's games are broadcast on CSCA, which I guess is on the Comcast Sports Network? So, I called Comcast, and the cheapest package I can get from them that includes that package is 84.99 a month. We currently pay 39.99 for our internet, so more than doubling our cable bill just to get the one channel I want to watch baseball games seems ridiculous.
There's a local bar I could watch games at but that will probably require $15-20 in drinks per game to be able to sit there without getting grief, so that's not a cost-optimal option either.
What other (legal) options might be out there that I'm not thinking of in order to watch my team on a regular basis without spending a bundle?