The “National Pastime” may become a thing of the past on radio. The news this week out of Oakland that the A’s will not be on local radio this season has started speculation about a possible divorce between radio and baseball.
The Oakland A’s announced that the games will be available via streaming during the 2020 season. An article in The Washington Post says the move is more likely to lose fans than gain new ones. A’s President Dave Kaval told the Mercury News that “the team’s primary motivation for this endeavor is around fan development, marketing, and really understanding how that can acquire new fans.”