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Baseball playoffs may make Chargers, Raiders swap home dates

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We’re only one game into the NFL season, and we’ve already seen Major League Baseball affect the schedule, as the Ravens opened on the road instead of at home because of a scheduling conflict with the Baltimore Orioles. Now baseball may cause another change to the schedule.

The Chargers and Raiders are scheduled to meet in Oakland on Sunday, October 6. But the Raiders share the O.co Coliseum with the Oakland A’s, who appear headed for the baseball playoffs. Which means the Raiders’ stadium may be otherwise occupied on that date.

According to U-T San Diego, the solution is likely to be moving that October 6 Chargers-Raiders game to San Diego, and then moving the December 22 Chargers-Raiders game from San Diego to Oakland.

The NFL says it’s too early to announce anything.

“We monitor the baseball playoff situation every year,” a league spokesman said. “If there is any change to our schedule, we would announce it at the appropriate time.”

The earlier the NFL can announce it, the sooner fans who have tickets to either of this year’s Chargers-Raiders game can adjust their schedules accordingly. So if the A’s are going to kick the Raiders out of their stadium on October 6, the NFL should figure out its contingency plan as soon as possible.

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41 Responses to “Baseball playoffs may make Chargers, Raiders swap home dates”
  1. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 6, 2013 8:18 PM

    u misspelled “loss”, u accidentally put “dates”

  2. bearwithjetpack says: Sep 6, 2013 8:20 PM

    MLB didn’t move for the NFL, the NFL shouldn’t move for MLB.

  3. sdakota says: Sep 6, 2013 8:22 PM

    wait a minute… the nfl changes their schedule for baseball but the orioles refused to change theirs for the Ravens opener? I would tell tell them to get lost

  4. socatra says: Sep 6, 2013 8:25 PM

    Both venues are home games for the Raiders anyway.

  5. herrcules13 says: Sep 6, 2013 8:27 PM

    Pack sand MLB. The A’s look like they’re headed to the post-season? The Rangers might (or might not) have something to say about that…Regardless, if there’s a conflict with the NFL and MLB on Oct 13th when the Redskins come to town, I’m positive Nolan and Jerrah can work something out–even though they share parking lots…

  6. floridaslonechargersfan says: Sep 6, 2013 8:36 PM

    Either way I will still be at a bar on the Gulf Coast watching the game alone on a tiny television. Why, you ask? Check my name.

  7. hendeeze says: Sep 6, 2013 8:40 PM

    Go A’s, Raiders have ruined that baseball park long enough!

    Herrcules13: The A’s are .5 game back of the Rangers and hold #1 seed for wildcard. So yes regardless of what the Rangers do, there’s a very very very good chance the A’s are going to be in the playoffs.

  8. bearwithjetpack says: Sep 6, 2013 8:49 PM

    I hope that in the event that the NFL tells MLB to get lost, PFT declares that day “Football Superiority Day” as HBT so eloquently declared yesterday “Baseball Superiority Day”

  9. patsbrat says: Sep 6, 2013 8:51 PM

    This is the closest the Raiders have come to the playoffs since 2002.

  10. sirsupersouthern says: Sep 6, 2013 8:52 PM

    Baseball sucks. The season is way too long, to the point that its playoffs extend into football season. That makes them irrelevant to most red-blooded Americans.

    Most baseball team’s stadiums are half empty by mid-season because their teams are already 15 games out of first place. The Astros are 34 games outta first and there are still over 30 games to play, how pointless is that!?

    Baseball needs to get with the program and significantly shorten their season so that the World Series ends at least a week before football season begins. Their statistical records are already ruined so shortening the season won’t hurt them at all. In fact it may give them new relevance…

  11. andyr2120 says: Sep 6, 2013 8:55 PM

    Every day is “Football Superiority Day” anyway….

  12. yourmomsnewfriend says: Sep 6, 2013 9:03 PM

    sirsupersouthern says: Sep 6, 2013 8:52 PM

    Baseball sucks. The season is way too long, to the point that its playoffs extend into football season. That makes them irrelevant to most red-blooded Americans.

    Most baseball team’s stadiums are half empty by mid-season because their teams are already 15 games out of first place. The Astros are 34 games outta first and there are still over 30 games to play, how pointless is that!?

    Baseball needs to get with the program and significantly shorten their season so that the World Series ends at least a week before football season begins. Their statistical records are already ruined so shortening the season won’t hurt them at all. In fact it may give them new relevance…

    – – –

    I couldn’t agree more. The entire structure of MLB is broken. The NFL, and to a large extent, the NBA, have realized that they need to continually adapt and evolve as times change. MLB? They’re only NOW getting real instant replay, and I’m sure they’ll find a way to screw that up.

    When you consider that even a World Series game can’t get even half the ratings numbers as the most mundane regular season NFL game, that should really tell you something.

  13. tinbender2000 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:04 PM

    patsbrat; Yeah that’s pretty funny. But dang, truth hurts.

  14. raidernation37 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:06 PM

    I agree. Baseball has become completely ridiculous with all the cheating. I still can’t figure out why they don’t have a salary cap nor can I figure out why in the hell you need to play 162 games just to figure out who’s good enough to play in the playoffs. What a joke. If I were Goodell I’d tell the MLB to pucker up, and then I’d resign before I completely ruined football as we know it.

  15. wamaha says: Sep 6, 2013 9:06 PM

    What’s this “baseball” thing you speak of?

  16. FinFan68 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:30 PM

    When teams share a venue, isn’t there a contract clause that says how to handle scheduling conflicts that may arise?

    The day after the SB, the NFL could/should have been working with MLB about the schedule conflict. That is a couple months before opening day in baseball and plenty of time to modify just 1 of 2,430 MLB regular season games. MLB said no because their schedule is already set and they need the shared parking lot. The baseball elitists rejoiced at their “victory” over the NFL and their mouth-breathing fans. Now, if the NFL needs to consent to a schedule change to accommodate MLB, I hope they say no–because the schedule is already set.

    MLB can easily change the date of playoff games that do not even have teams assigned yet. They do not want to for one reason. Money/TV contracts.

  17. quizguy66 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:33 PM

    After the nonsense the Orioles pulled with the Ravens opener, football should do nothing to accomodate MLB
    -QG

  18. z561 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:37 PM

    Both games are going to be blacked out anyways…

  19. therolandobottom says: Sep 6, 2013 9:39 PM

    Chargers fans gave socatra thumbs down b/c they know he is 100% right. Too funny.

  20. ambitoos says: Sep 6, 2013 9:42 PM

    Good, bring the Raiders to San Diego and maybe we can sell a game out here.

  21. somethingsmellsrotten says: Sep 6, 2013 9:44 PM

    Figures…already bought airline tickets, game tickets and a rental car for this game. Yeah, yeah, don’t ask me why…I’m a fan, OK.

    Think I can get my money back from the billionaires? Not likely.

  22. deelron says: Sep 6, 2013 9:54 PM

    ” So if the A’s are going to kick the Raiders out of their stadium on October 6, the NFL should figure out its contingency plan as soon as possible.”

    What? It’s not their stadium, hell they’re not even the oldest tenant in the building. Playoffs in any major sport > any regular season game > Cheap Seats reruns > anything to do with the Raiders (in a situation they completely caused themselves, since they choose to move into a building already occupied).

  23. raiders757 says: Sep 6, 2013 10:16 PM

    patsbrat says: Sep 6, 2013 8:51 PM

    This is the closest the Raiders have come to the playoffs since 2002.

    ————————————————–

    Maybe if you weren’t such a bandwagon brat of a Patriots fan, you would realize the Raiders were knocking on the post season door two seasons ago. Had they not lost the last game of the season, they would have gone 9-7 and the legend of Tim Tebow would have been snuffed out then and there. Sadly they lost and Denver won the division by default with the same record as the Raiders, but it doesn’t make your claim any less moronic or ill informed.

  24. justintuckrule says: Sep 6, 2013 10:22 PM

    Good. Baseball is back to being better than 7 on 7 football.

  25. ravensgrl says: Sep 6, 2013 10:28 PM

    Why doesn’t the nfl look at the MLB schedule when making their schedule?

  26. kremis says: Sep 6, 2013 10:33 PM

    They still play that thing called baseball?? Thought that went away along with dial up Internet service.

  27. rohlo says: Sep 6, 2013 10:45 PM

    quote-
    socatra says:
    Sep 6, 2013 8:25 PM
    Both venues are home games for the Raiders anyway.

    ———————————–

    well if thats the case it hasnt helped the raiders or should i say raiturds much as they are 3-21 against the chargers in the last 12 years… during that span i remember seeing alot of raiturd fans leaving during the 3rd quarter!!

  28. iamthefootballjerk says: Sep 6, 2013 11:15 PM

    Isn’t there a high school stadium nearby? That way the Raiders may sell out and not be blacked out.

  29. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 6, 2013 11:57 PM

    bearwithjetpack says:

    MLB didn’t move for the NFL, the NFL shouldn’t move for MLB.
    _____________________

    Which team/sport gets preference for use of the stadium under what conditions is certain to be stated in each team’s lease.

    If the NFL flips the games or otherwise changes their schedule to accommodate this its because they have to, not because they’re doing so willingly.

  30. gochargersgo says: Sep 7, 2013 12:35 AM

    socatra says:
    Sep 6, 2013 8:25 PM

    “Both venues are home games for the Raiders anyway.”

    Nice. You can call our stadium “home” just like we call the semi-annual raider drubbings “games”.

  31. easywolf says: Sep 7, 2013 12:40 AM

    Baseball sucks in september, the regular season should end in august, what a boring sport compared to football

  32. joetoronto says: Sep 7, 2013 6:11 AM

    socatra says:
    Sep 6, 2013 8:25 PM
    Both venues are home games for the Raiders anyway.
    ***************************************************
    Like it or not, this is the truth.

  33. BigBeachBall says: Sep 7, 2013 6:56 AM

    Gotta stop mcfadden this time. That guy disgraced our defense.

  34. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Sep 7, 2013 9:24 AM

    You football snobs make no sense. Their schedule comes out first, and they should feel no obligation to change it. If you have some psychological need to blame someone, blame the city planners who didn’t have enough foresight to be able to host events for MLB and NFL on the same day.

  35. comeonguys12 says: Sep 7, 2013 9:37 AM

    This is really starting to get on my nerves. As someone from Baltimore, I naturally heard a little bit more about the orioles/ravens season opening fiasco. Its important to say, that I’ll bash the Os and Peter Angel0s at every opportunity, however… Everything you guys talk about is the NFL PR machine doing its work. First of all, it wasn’t solely the orioles decision. The MLB, White Sox and MLBPA played a role as well. In a pennant race, which the orioles are in, a double header can negatively affect a teams pitching staff to a point where it could cause them to miss the playoffs. I can totally understand not moving the baseball game. The problem is the NFL. Thursday night is much more profitable from a viewership perspective than a Wednesday night. Goodell didn’t want to lose any money, so he said he did not want the game played on Rosh Hashannah. That is just crap. Apparently, Rosh Hashannah falls on a Sunday next year, and more importantly Thursday night, IT WAS STILL ROSH HASHANNAH! Bottom line is the game should have been played Wednesday night in Baltimore. Don’t believe Goodell’s propaganda. The NFL was the problem in this situation, not baseball.

  36. justintuckrule says: Sep 7, 2013 10:40 AM

    A.d.d. Football fans have no idea how to appreciate a baseball game. The 1-0 yanks win vs oak in the jeter flip game had more suspense in one minute of that awesome game than the total of that arena fb borefest on thurs night. You are unrefined is all.

  37. multiplemiggs says: Sep 7, 2013 11:12 AM

    okay so the Orioles are supposed to lose money because the blitzkrieging Nazi-like NFL decides to suddenly have thursday games two years ago? When the NFL starts doing their Wednesday night football too when will baseball even have a chance to play anywhere?

  38. Uncle Charlie says: Sep 7, 2013 11:22 AM

    @sirsupersouthern (AKA redneck)
    ” Most baseball team’s stadiums are half empty by mid-season because their teams are already 15 games out of first place. ”

    Yeah that doesn’t happen in the national felon league does it? Arizona, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, Jacksonville, San Diego, Cincinnati, Tampa bay, wherever the hell the jets play, Buffalo. You must be a concussed former player, or just stupid.

  39. FinFan68 says: Sep 7, 2013 2:33 PM

    thegenoatkinsdiet says:
    Sep 7, 2013 9:24 AM
    You football snobs make no sense. Their schedule comes out first, and they should feel no obligation to change it.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Whatever makes you feel better, I guess. MLB routinely changes 20-30 games per year with zero notice (some even after the games have already started) for something as trivial as “rain” yet they won’t change one game with several months notice in order to accommodate the NFL champions who happen to share a city/fan-base with one of their clubs? And you call us “football snobs”.

  40. jjackwagon says: Sep 7, 2013 4:39 PM

    raiders757 says: Sep 6, 2013 10:16 PM

    patsbrat says: Sep 6, 2013 8:51 PM

    This is the closest the Raiders have come to the playoffs since 2002.

    ————————————————–

    Maybe if you weren’t such a bandwagon brat of a Patriots fan, you would realize the Raiders were knocking on the post season door two seasons ago. Had they not lost the last game of the season, they would have gone 9-7 and the legend of Tim Tebow would have been snuffed out then and there. Sadly they lost and Denver won the division by default with the same record as the Raiders, but it doesn’t make your claim any less moronic or ill informed.
    —————————————

    Every team in the AFC West was “knocking on the post season door two seasons ago.” The Raiders swept the Division but still couldn’t win enough games to make the playoffs so you should really just stop already.

  41. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says: Sep 8, 2013 7:35 PM

    hendeeze says: Sep 6, 2013 8:40 PM

    Go A’s, Raiders have ruined that baseball park long enough!

    Herrcules13: The A’s are .5 game back of the Rangers and hold #1 seed for wildcard. So yes regardless of what the Rangers do, there’s a very very very good chance the A’s are going to be in the playoffs.
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    HOLY CRAP BATMAN A OAKLAND As FAN!
    Everytime I see a A’s game on TV there only hotdog vendors and a few fans of the team the A’s are playing..Why don’t you guys go to games?

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