The Oakland A’s are forcing people to take notice of them by any means necessary. Even if that means that they have to ruin the Oakland Raiders schedule to do it.
The A’s are currently 6.5 games up on the second place Texas Rangers in the American League West division. The A’s have taken advantage of a second half collapse by the Rangers and a nice winning streak of their own to put themselves in perfect position for a postseason berth. The problem stems from the fact that they share a stadium with the Oakland Raiders who have just kicked off their season a few weeks ago. If the A’s have a home playoff game on Sunday, October 6th, it will be a crowded field as the Raiders are currently scheduled to take on the San Diego Chargers that afternoon.
According to Gregg Rosenthal of the NFL.com, The league is monitoring the situation and views potentially moving the game to Monday night as a possible solution.
I don’t believe that the NFL schedule makers were that worried about the A’s making the playoffs and creating a possible conflict when they put together the schedule. This A’s team has been proving all of the doubters wrong all season but it remains to be seen whether they are capable of making some noise in the playoffs this year.