A's Plan Fundraiser for Quake Victims

By RJ Middleton
|  Friday, Mar 11, 2011  |  Updated 6:16 PM PDT
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Baseball is the last thing on the mind of a baseball great who now plays for the Oakland A's.

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The Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners plan to make an Opening Weekend game a fundraiser for the victims of the huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The A's new star outfielder, Hideki Matsui, lives in Tokyo part-time and is a Japanese native. Ichiro Suzuki is from Toyomama, Japan.

According to ComcastSports, "The A’s open the 2011 season with a three-game series at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum against the Seattle Mariners and plans are being made to add a fundraising component for Japanese Heritage Day, scheduled for the series’ final game Sunday, April 3."

Matsui issued a statement earlier today, as well: "“I am deeply concerned and affected by what is happening in Japan. I pray for the safety of all the people that have been affected and continue to be affected by this disaster."

Details will be released closer to April 3.

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