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A day removed from the O.Co Coliseum’s team clubhouse level turned into a scene from “Slumdog Millionaire,” higher-ups with the A’s are speaking out on the catastrophe, and the recurring theme: We’ve been to this poo-stained rodeo before.
Here’s owner Lew Wolff, via Carl Steward:
Wolff said this was just the latest issue of many the A’s have encountered with the Coliseum’s aging drainage system, noting, “It’s not a rare occasion for us, maybe not this extensively, but it’s happened several times.”
And Billy Beane:
“Today this is national news, but it happens here all the time,” Beane said. “Our employees are impacted by this. I was the first to see the manager’s office (Sunday), but we see it all the time, and this is not unusual. I don’t blame them (the Mariners) for reacting, but we have to live with it on a semi-regular basis.
“If we say anything, we’re told we’re being opportunist,” Beane added. “I wish these were working conditions we didn’t have to work wit
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