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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