A new low for A's ballpark
June, 17, 2013
By Buster Olney | ESPN.com
Brad Mangin/Getty ImagesSunday's sewage debacle could be just what the A's need to move forward on a new park."There are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then there's 50 feet of crap ... and then there's us" -- Brad Pitt as Billy Beane in "Moneyball"
ATLANTA -- Many miles from here, an embarrassment for baseball played out Sunday. If it was an isolated case of a burst pipe, or days of torrential rain, well, then you might understand how a Major League Baseball clubhouse would have sewage all over the floor.
But as any member of the Oakland Athletics from recent seasons will tell you, sewage has been a running theme for years, especially after the Raiders play their home games. It just so happened that this time, it happened as a result of the flushing that took place during baseball games. This from Ryan Divish: