Game 2 on Thursday, March 29 in Tokyo began just after 6:00 p.m. The final out was recorded about 8:30 p.m. The A’s boarded a flight at 11:30 p.m. and headed to Oakland. The flight landed about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 – the same day as Game 2 and 30 minutes before the first pitch. The International Date Line makes for interesting time shifts.
Back in Oakland, the A’s are happy to be home and thankful for a terrific visit to Japan to open the 2012 Major League Baseball season. Fans can catch the A’s at home in Oakland for the first time in an exhibition contest against the Giants on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:35 p.m. Opening Night in Oakland is Friday, April 6 at 7:05 p.m. vs. the Seattle Mariners, with the Mariners and A’s playing again Saturday, April 7 at 6:05 p.m. Be sure to get your tickets now. Let’s Go A’s!