Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bud Selig calls home of Athletics 'a pit'


Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig went on the air with CBS Radio on Wednesday to discuss a variety of topics. However, the one topic that is generating the most buzz is about the state of O.Co Coliseum, home of the Oakland Athletics.

“It’s a pit,” Selig said. “It reminds me of old County Stadium and Shea Stadium. We need to deal with that. I’ve had a committee working on it for two or three years, and there’s no question we’re going to have to solve that problem.”

But hasn’t the committee been working on it for a long time? What’s the hold-up?

“We have, John, but I’ll tell you it’s far more complex,” Selig said. “Look, you have one team that wants to move and the other team doesn’t want them to move, and it’s a very complicated situation. Before I leave, I’m satisfied we’ll work out something.”

Whoa. It has taken a paid committee two to three years to figure out that the Athletics aren't happy with their current situation?

Aside from the recent episodes of raw sewage leaks, coupled with low attendance levels, the Athletics want to leave Oakland in favor of San Jose, which according to MLB, is in San Francisco Giants territory, and a potential threat for the livelihood of both franchises. But the fact here is that nobody is happy about the team's home stadium or its locale. Well, outside of its loyal fans in Oakland.

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3 comments:

  1. I would rather have the O.com Coliseum then The Trop..... that is a Dark Pit..

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  2. I totally agree that the Athletics deserve a new home.However, there is no reason for them to leave Oakland in order to find one. Howard terminal right on the water near the heart of jack london square is the perfect spot for the Athletics new ballpark. The site of Oakland has site control of the land now and the there are 2 major development projects about to take place near that area. The first project that is set to break ground fairly soon is the port of Oakland's army base redevelopment in to a logistics cluster and terminal port expansion with a rail yard system. The second is the estuary housing development known as Brooklyn Basin. Both projects are about 1.3 billion dollar investments. None of this was taking place when Bub Seligs blue ribbon committee first decided that Howard Terminal would be a viable site for a new ballpark in Oakland. Now the site is even more attractive than it previously was. Lew Wolff is the worst owner in MLB and since he will not build a new ballpark in Oakland, he should just sell the team to the ownership group who will. The greatest fans in sports live in Oakland. Not San Jose or anywhere else. A new ballpark near jack london square could rival that of AT&T park. The Athletics could have had a new ballpark by now if Lew Wolff wasn't attempting to build one anywhere, but Oakland.

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  3. I totally agree that the Athletics deserve a new home.However, there is no reason for them to leave Oakland in order to find one. Howard terminal right on the water near the heart of jack london square is the perfect spot for the Athletics new ballpark. The site of Oakland has site control of the land now and the there are 2 major development projects about to take place near that area. The first project that is set to break ground fairly soon is the port of Oakland's army base redevelopment in to a logistics cluster and terminal port expansion with a rail yard system. The second is the estuary housing development known as Brooklyn Basin. Both projects are about 1.3 billion dollar investments. None of this was taking place when Bub Seligs blue ribbon committee first decided that Howard Terminal would be a viable site for a new ballpark in Oakland. Now the site is even more attractive than it previously was. Lew Wolff is the worst owner in MLB and since he will not build a new ballpark in Oakland, he should just sell the team to the ownership group who will. The greatest fans in sports live in Oakland. Not San Jose or anywhere else. A new ballpark near jack london square could rival that of AT&T park. The Athletics could have had a new ballpark by now if Lew Wolff wasn't attempting to build one anywhere, but Oakland.

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