Maybe they should call it the Brown Hole.
The O.co Coliseum, the last of the shared MLB-NFL venues, has a plumbing problem. As explained by Carl Steward of the Bay Area News Group, the baseball clubhouses were flooded on Sunday. With sewage.
The good news? it gives news meaning to “let’s play two.” The bad news? The outdated structure (which opened in 1966) now officially stinks, in more ways that one.
“It smelled some,” A’s first baseman Brandon Moss said. “No big deal. It’s the kind of thing that could happen anywhere.”
It could, but it seems to happen only to the A’s.
Both the A’s and the Raiders want a new facility. The Raiders could play their games at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, but neither the Raiders nor the 49ers seem to be interested in sharing a venue.
Coincidentally (or not), the building is managed by AEG, the same company that wants to build an NFL stadium in L.A. and lure an NFL team there.