The Oakland Coliseum needs a makeover in the worst of ways.
Earlier this season, there was a sewage leak in the home, visitor and umpire locker rooms which sent a mass of players to change in the manger office as it was the lone place not saturated in nasty.
Then, just a few days ago we had more sewage issues, this time in the dugouts. It’s happened again and it’s the worst we’ve seen, literally knee deep.
Keep in mind here, the dugout is elevated. There are stairs that lead down into the clubhouse, which assuming you believe in the law of gravity, means what’s below the dugout is pretty much drenched in sewage.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Glen Perkins tweeted out this picture just minutes ago.
There’s no word on if they’ll be able to play a game this afternoon, though, considering the health hazards, it would obviously be safe to not do so.
It’s possible that the Athletics may push back the start of today’s afternoon game until this evening which would allow for some clean up.
Visitor dugout in Oakland. Probably 4" of standing water/potential sewage. pic.twitter.com/kAZGQx0cfr
— Glen Perkins (@glen_perkins) September 21, 2013
Mike Gallego just walked by me, shaking his head, and said, "It's bad." Kurt Suzuki is yelling sewage coming out of faucets now. #Athletics
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 21, 2013
Update: The Athletics are saying it’s not a sewage leak, rather, just flooding from rain.