Found June 19, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
When word broke both clubhouses at O.co Coliseum were flooded with sewage after Sunday’s game, the immediate assumption about the cause was the Coliseum’s age. those pipes have been through a lot in 48 years (nachos and chili dogs, and we’ll leave it at that). That’s a lot of mileage. That’s a lot of flushes. In fact, even reports early on implicated overuse of the stadium’s restrooms by the capacity crowds from that homestand as the primary reason for the back-up in the clubhouse showers. But according to the Coliseum’s general manager, the question at the root of all of this doesn’t have to do with a how much but rather a what. That is, some einstein tried to flush something down the toilet that they shouldn’t have. From the Chronicle: What’s more, the Coliseum’s general manager, Chris Wright, takes issue with statements by the Oakland A’s front office that the raw-sewage backup that forced ballplayers from their locker rooms Sunday was only the latest instance of a common problem.
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