The Oakland Athletics are a very good organization who plays in a dump of a stadium. Everybody knows it, including MLB commissioner Bud Selig who appeared on CBS Radio recently and declared O.co ‘a pit’.
Per CBS Sports:
MLB commissioner Bud Selig dropped by the John Feinstein Show to answer some rapid-fire questions regarding various issues, starting with Oakland Coliseum, where the Athletics and Raiders play.
“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.”
Oakland and Major League Baseball have been attempting to relocate the franchise to San Jose, but that just so happens to be the San Francisco Giants’ territory – a very lucrative territory that the Giants don’t want to part with.
A messy situation that only stands to get messier.