Found June 16, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
So, Bud Selig, about that whole Oakland A's moving to Santa Clara thing. Any chance we might be able to speed up the process? No rush or anything, but you might want to know that the Coliseum, where the A's currently play, is flooded with raw sewage. That seems kind of relevant, no? Yes, it is apparently an ugly sight at right now as both the A's and the visiting Mariners were literally sent running from their respective locker rooms when raw sewage began backing up from the drainage system. Both media and players took to Twitter to describe the horror: Unbelievable. Pipes backing up in both clubhouses. Mariners scrambling to get out. Training room and showers flooded and not stopping. — Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) June 16, 2013 That sounds delightful. Apparently this isn't a new thing either. It happens all the time, but never this bad. This isn't just water coming up from the drains ... that would be sewage. The place d...

Oakland Athletics Prospect Grant Green – Mr. Utility

Grant Green is doing everything he can to get a call-up to the major leagues.  Originally drafted as a shortstop in the first round (13th overall) in the 2009 MLB Draft out of USC by the Oakland A’s, Green has made position changes throughout his minor league career, moving from shortstop to centerfield, and now more recently playing second base.  In his one and a half season’s...

Oakland A’s sweep Yankees, struggle with Seattle

The Oakland Athletics have become a hot item in the AL West, as they have emerged into first place in the division. Oakland fans have been doing their trademark “Bernie Lean” with a bit more enthusiasm since the A’s three game sweep of the Yankees last week; however the Seattle Mariners might be the team to slow their roll. The A’s have been flaunting their talented pitching...

A Look Into Bartolo Colon's Success

Bartolo Colon has had surprising success this season in Oakland. (Photo credit) Remember in Little League when your team would face a pipsqueak on the mound who threw only fastballs right over the plate, but for some reason your entire team had trouble getting on base? Each hitter after the next would continue to increase the ferocity of their swing, while they continued to hit...

Oakland Athletics owner on condition of stadium: 'It stinks'

Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff believes the venue his team plays in is crap.The A's and Seattle Mariners found themselves in an extremely gross and odd situation Sunday afternoon when raw sewage flooded into the clubhouse and forced the two teams to shower together in the other unaffected clubhouse. It was yet another example of how the facilities at Coliseum aren'...

A's And M's Play Through The Stink In Oakland

((HT: CSN California/KGO-TV)) A sewage problem with the 47-year-old Oakland Coliseum caused a backup that made the A's and Mariners dress in the same clubhouse, made Mariners manager Eric Wedge hold his presser in the hall instead of a foot of water in his office, and this apparently happens even when the team is on the road. Too many people made trips to the bathroom during...

Athletics 10, Mariners 2

Bartolo Colon worked seven strong innings to win his sixth straight decision, Josh Reddick homered and matched a career high with four hits, and the Oakland Athletics avoided a sweep with a 10-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Sean Smith and Brandon Moss each homered and drove in two runs for the Athletics, who moved three games ahead of Texas in the AL West - their...

Lew Wolff, Billy Beane on A’s sewage back-up: It’s happened before

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...

San Jose Suing MLB For Not Letting The A’s Move

  A part two to the sewage leakage story which plagued the Oakland A’s earlier in the week. Now things have taken an even more serious turn, with the A’s wanting completely out of Oakland and their old stadium and off to San Jose. The San Jose City Counsel voted Tuesday to file an anti-trust suit against Major League Baseball and Bud Selig. Stating the following, via Deadspin...

Biogenesis source savages MLB

Porter Fischer, the man who turned over records from the Biogenesis clinic to the media, called the people running Major League Baseball "the biggest scumbags on Earth."

Sewage Greets Players At Oakland Coliseum

Welcome!Anyone who has ever visited the Oakland Coliseum (AKA Coliseum) knows the truth. It is—by far—the worst venue in major league baseball. The first sign of trouble is the barbed wire fencing that greets fans as they emerge from the BART station (see pic). It goes downhill from there. Despite this, Commissioner Bud Selig continues to "study" whether or not...

Straily Struggles, A’s Drop Opener to Rangers 8-7

The A’s opened a pivotal four-game series in Arlington against the Rangers on Monday with an 8-7 loss. Both starting pitchers were shaky on the night, as Dan Straily and Nick Tepesch were hit around and ultimately earned no decisions for their efforts. A.J. Pierzynski banged a two-run home run off the foul pole in the second against Straily, putting Texas up 2-0. The next inning...

Athletics-Rangers Preview

The Oakland Athletics have taken control of the AL West in part because of the Texas Rangers' struggles on their longest homestand of the season. The A's will try to add to those woes while padding their advantage in a four-game series that begins Monday night. Oakland trailed by one game in the division after Texas won the opener of an 11-game homestand last Monday. The...


Somebody look at Josh Reddick. Please.  Swisher: Baseball or Faceball? For whatever it's worth: I think the Yankees should acquire Josh Reddick, shave him and waive him. The one-day shave and waive.

Raw Sewage in Coliseum Showers Forces A’s, Mariners to Use Raiders’ Facilities

The Coliseum is currently the fifth-oldest stadium in Major League Baseball, and the only venue left in the United States to host both baseball and the NFL (Rogers Centre in Toronto hosts both the Blue Jays and the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts). Commissioner Bud Selig created a commission to study the problems surrounding the Oakland A’s inability to get a new stadium, and help...
Athletics News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.