Poll: What plan should MLB use for 2020 season – 4/29/2020

OK, so there have been a few ideas floated around by MLB and others for ways to get some form of the 2020 season underway. We want to hear from y’all if you like any of these 3 plans that have come up or if you have an idea for another way to go about getting the season underway.

Added on 5/5/2020 at 10:50 am PST – MLB season startup: Here are the pros and cons of the three most likely scenarios

Added on 5/6/2020 at 8:40 pm PST – Report: MLB to offer return-to-play proposal to MLBPA within week

Added on 5/10/2020 at 10:50 am PST – MLB return: Details emerge on proposal to start season, per report

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Concept for a new banner at the Coliseum – 4/21/2020

Greetings all, Cpl RFA checking in. I hope all of you are staying safe and still practicing social distancing during these trying times. I’m still taking my break from social media while the Shelter In Place in the Bay Area is in affect to focus on keeping an eye on family members at this time, but thought I would pop in to share an idea that I came up with a while back.

As many of you may know, there is still a Raiders (or TRaiders, as some of us refer to them now…..for the 2nd time in some fans’ cases) banner hanging on the back side of Mt. Davis at the Coliseum. The banner was scheduled to be taken down once the Raiders had decided not to use their final one year option for Oakland, but has not been removed yet due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. So, based on knowing from the A’s plans are in the works to replace that “TRaiders” banner with an A’s related one, I figured I would throw the A’s Front Office a bone with a concept for said new banner, which I will share with y’all now:

Knowing from previous statements Dave Kaval has made about the A’s wanting to pay homage to the Philly Era of the franchise more, I put this together and sent a copy to “Rock Star” and front office member Warren Chu. The idea is based around the A’s banner that hangs on the back side of Mt. Davis with the 4 World Series Titles the team has won in Oakland listed on it. So I figured, “Why not make something similar to replace the Raider banner with and show the 5 titles the A’s won during their 50+ year run in Philadelphia?” Makes the most since and it plays right into the plan on honoring that timeframe in the franchise’s history. It was fitting to know also that some within the front office had also suggested a plan similar to my concept, so glad to see I wasn’t the only person thinking about going this route.

Until next time: take care, stay safe, and, as always, StAy OAklAnd my friends!

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Poll: Should MLB begin 2020 season in Arizona – 4/7/2020

For those of you that may not of heard yet, MLB and the MLBPA have been discussing a plan that could allow season to start as early as May in Arizona. There are of course many hurdles and logistics that would still be needed to be worked out for something like this to happen, but it is something that could possibly work.

On that note, we want to hear from y’all, A’s fans as well as baseball fans in general, if y’all think this is something that should be done or not, so go ahead and submit your vote now. Also feel free to leave a comment on the matter.

Added on 4/7/2020 at 1:25 pm PST – MLB issues statement on contingency plans

Added on 4/7/2020 at 8:50 pm PST – What MLB players think of daunting coronavirus return possibility

Added on 4/8/2020 at 2:20 pm PST – MLB players push back on idea to leave families behind for baseball season in Arizona

Added on 4/10/2020 at 2:30 pm PST – MLB considering radical realignment for 2020 season: Grapefruit and Cactus leagues

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17 years of AFR – 4/3/2020

On this date 17 years ago, Chris Dobbins & Francis Brooks unleashed “A’s talk from the fan’s point of view” on the internet radio world for the first time from La Estrellita Café. What a hell of a ride it has been for us since that April night in 2003, going from being blacked balled by ownership due to our pro keeping the team in Oakland stance during the time the team was trying to relocate to the South Bay to now not only getting support and backing from the team, but also being consider one of the A’s many social media influencers and a major voice in helping the team with engaging the fan base and the community in regards to team matters and the Howard Terminal Ballpark Project.

Regardless if you have been following us for our entire 17 year run or started following us at any point since the relaunch of the show in 2011, we thank you all for the continuing support of our podcast. We look forward to getting back onto the internet radio grind once an update on when the 2020 MLB season is announced. Until then, take care, stay safe and, as always, “StAy OAklAnd my friends!”

– Keith “Cpl RF Asshole” Salminen
Producer & Co-Host of A’s Fan Radio

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Update from Cpl RFA – 3/26/2020

Greetings fellow Oakland A’s fans and AFR show followers.

I know many of us had been looking forward to what was supposed to be MLB’s 2020 Opening Day today and what would have been back to back shows for us last night & tonight before the Coronavirus put the breaks on that and many other things not just here in the states, but around the globe as well.

As of the time of this blog write up, myself & my fellow cast members have been lucky and have not developed any of the symptoms that have been tied to COVID-19. With that being said, I’m sure many of you have noticed my absence from social media since the weekend after our last show broadcast on March 12th. This has been because I want to focus my energy and efforts on keeping an eye on my parents & mother-in-law to make sure they are doing what is needed to be done in order to avoid catching the virus.

I know many out there are scared right now. Don’t be embarrassed to be, it is human nature to be afraid when something of this magnitude happens. Just make sure you are taking all the steps to ensure you, the ones you care about, and others do not contract COVID-19 and to follow all guidelines in place wherever you live to help curb the spread of it as well.

Bauce Man will be handling any posts that need to go up on our Facebook and Twitter pages for the time being until at least the Bay Area’s “Shelter In Place” is no longer in affect. Please also be wary of some out there who will try to use this time to spread rumors in regards to the new ballpark EIR. There is already one going around claiming the EIR is DOA to the city of Oakland, which is 100% not true at all based on talks I have had recently with members of the A’s Front Office.

Until next time, take care, stay safe and, as always, StAy OAklAnd my friends!

– Keith “Cpl RF Asshole” Salminen
Producer & Co-Host of A’s Fan Radio

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Recording of Show #268 – 3/14/2020

Here is the most recent & what ended up being the final 2020 Spring Training broadcast of AFR w/ “Internet Radio’s Most DynAmic Duo.”

Show #268: The Spring Training Editions

Our next broadcast is TBA due to the delay of the 2020 MLB Regular Season as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Take everyone and be safe.

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Recording of Show #267 – 3/5/2020

Following a 25 minute delay due to the show laptop having to be restarted, Cpl RFA was finally able to get this Spring Training edition of AFR under way. The recording is in the link below in case you missed the live broadcast or thought we weren’t on due to the delay.

Show #267: The Spring Training Editions

Thanks again for watching & we once again are sorry for the delay with the show tonight. Be sure to catch us next Thursday night @ the same bat time, same Twitch channel & same bar from 5th Ave & E 12th St!

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Recording of Show #266 – 2/27/2020

Miss our first 2020 Spring Training broadcast? No sweat, fellow A’s fans, all ya gotta do is click the link below to hear the most recent edition of AFR with The Corporal & The Bauce!

Show #266: The Spring Training Editions

Thanks as always for watching & we’ll see ya for our next Spring Training show on 3/5!

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Recording of Show #265 – 1/30/2020

Miss out on the FanFest edition of AFR, which also happened to be the final 2019/20 offseason broadcast before the return of “every Thursday night” soon? No sweat, fellow Oakland Athletics fan. The latest edition of the madness with “Internet Radio’s Most DynAmic Duo” is just a click away below

Show #265: FanFest Edition
Part I   Part II   Part III

As always, thanks for watching at La Estrellita &/or on Twitch. We return to our regular season show format (every Thursday) on 2/20. LETS GO OAKLAND!

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2020 ST & Regular Season Show Dates Announced – 1/21/2020

A’s Fan Radio and La Estrellita Café are pleased to announce our upcoming 2020 Spring Training and Regular Season show dates from the corner of 5th Ave and E 12th St in Oakland, CA! Unless noted, all shows will start at 7 pm PST on Thursdays. Also, broadcast dates, start times & broadcast location are all subject to change.

February: 2/27

March: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/25, 3/26

April: 4/2, 4/9, 4/16*, 4/23, 4/30*

May: 5/7, 5/14**, 5/21, 5/28

June: 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25

July: 7/2*, 7/9*, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30*

August: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27

September: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17*, 9/24*

October: 10/1

* – 12 pm PST showtime
** – 4 pm PST showtime + Post Game Show following the game

Originally posted on 1/21/2020
Updated on 3/6/2020

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