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Bay Area rains Saturday morning have wreaked havoc on the Coliseum prior to the A’s-Twins game scheduled to start at 1:05. DON’T WORRY. The above photo is not over the sewage back-up described in the headline. Goodness, no. That would have been nightmare fuel for the rest of your life if it were. But that photo (via Twins pitcher Glen Perkins) actually depicts the flooded visitor’s dugout. But the sewage backup (the third this season and second in a week at the Colisuem) came in A’s coaches room in the clubhouse. From Susan Slusser: [B]ecause of backups in the pipes because of rain runoff, the bathrooom/shower area in the A’s coaches’ room has flooded with sewage. [...] “It’s flowing like lava,” catcher Kurt Suzuki said. “The sound it makes is amazing.” At one point, sewage was flowing out of the faucets, Suzuki said. One A’s employee, who says this has happened before when it rains because the drainoff pipes and the coaches’ room pipes cross, says it sounds like the plumbing is “
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The Oakland A's dugout is full of crap, and that's not just a figure of speech.
With the Minnestoa Twins in town on Saturday, a few inches of raw sewage backed up into the visitors' dugout before the third game of a four-game series.
Twins closer Glen Perkins observed what he described as "potential sewage," and sent out a photo on Twitter.
Although time is running out for Joe Mauer to appear on a Minnesota Twins lineup card before 2013 is over, general manager Terry Ryan still believes that Mauer can overcome his concussion problems and get back on the field before the end of September. According to MLB.com's Jeff Kirshman, Mauer is responding well to treatment and could potentially rejoin the team when they start...
Minnesota Twins' outfielder Josh Willingham was out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Oakland A's with a sore left foot. He was available for pinch hitting duty off the bench.
As reported by Andrew Pentis of MLB.com, manager Ron Gardenhire had already decided on playing Chris Parmelee in the outfield instead of Willingham on Saturday anyway. Parmelee...
The Minnesota Twins have begun what could be a difficult ending to a difficult season.
Oswaldo Arcia homered and drove in six RBIs as the Twins lost 11-7 Sunday to the Oakland Athletics, who celebrated a second straight AL West title.
Minnesota could watch two more teams clinch postseason berths against them. The Twins open a three-game series against AL Central-leading Detroit...
With a win over the Twins or a Rangers loss, the A’s could be clinching their 16th division title on Sunday.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was asked about that possibility and his answer was the greatest:
“I don’t want them to swim in our pool, which is usually our dugout here.”
Funny and doubly topical. Nicely done, sir. Nicely done. Unless you are John McCain.
Minnesota Twins left-hander Andrew Albers left too many critical pitches over the plate on a night when his fastball was only marginally effective.
Two costly errors behind him didn't help, either.
Albers was hit hard for the third time in his last four starts but was hurt more by the Twins' defense in an 11-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Visitor dugout in Oakland. Probably 4" of standing water/potential sewage. pic.twitter.com/kAZGQx0cfr
— Glen Perkins (@glen_perkins) September 21, 2013
If the Oakland Athletics continue their power surge against the Minnesota Twins, they could be celebrating a second straight division title late Saturday night.
The Athletics can clinch a share of the AL West title in the afternoon Saturday after homering five times halfway through this four-game home set.
Five different Oakland players have homered in this series, with three going...
Before the Oakland Athletics topped the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, they had already clinched the American League West. A loss by the Texas Rangers sealed that fate for the A's.
Unfortunately for the Twins, the game still had to be played.
Even after they clinched the AL West, the A's beat Minnesota by an 11-7 final to complete a four-game sweep -- the first time ever that...
With the Minnesota Twins in town, the Oakland A's visitors dugout flooded full of water and possible sewage.
After a downpour that caused the original 1:05 p.m. start time to be pushed back to 3:05, the A’s came out and battered the Minnesota Twins en route to a 9-1 win, pulling themselves one game closer to a second straight American League West title.
It took Jarrod Parker 18 pitches (15 of them to the first two batters) to get through the first, stranding a one-out Brian Dozier infield...
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here was only one fitting way to cap this day.
Having learned they clinched a division title early Sunday via a Texas Rangers loss the Oakland A’s added the exclamation point with an 11-7 victory to cap a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins.
They hammered out 11 hits and hit three homers and when it was over the team poured out of the dugout and formed a mob in the infield...
The plastic wrap and chilled champagne were brought into the A’s clubhouse long before the end of the regular season home finale ended Sunday in Oakland, as the Texas Rangers loss sealed the second consecutive AL west championship for the A’s.
But that didn’t stop the Oakland players from once again throttling the Minnesota Twins.
After building a five-run lead after two innings...
Another day, another sewage problem at O.co Coliseum.
In what has become one of the more repulsive trends in baseball this season, the Oakland A’s are battling yet another issue with sewage. A small sewage leak on Tuesday night led to a bit of a mess in the home dugout, and after some heavy rain came down on Oakland on Saturday morning, they found the small mess had turned into...