Game 5 set for 8:07pm ET start
I tweeted about this late last night, but I figured I’d better get this on the blog too: With Monday’s Red Sox win at Tampa Bay, the Tigers and A’s will now be the only playoff game on TV when they meet for Game 5 here in Oakland. Thus, the start time has been moved back to 8:07pm ET to better accommodate a prime time audience on both coasts. That’s good news for a lot of people in Detroit who spent last weekend staying up late to watch the first two games out here.
It’s probably not good news in the Bay Area, where the game will start right in the middle of rush hour, but it’s nothing new in these parts. The tricky part for fans coming to the Coliseum is that there’s a concert scheduled next door at Oracle Arena, and the two facilities share parking lots. The A’s are encouraging fans to take public transportation such as BART, or arrive early if they to drive. They’ll be taking cars on a first-come, first-served basis at most of the lots until they’re full.