If you thought you’d seen all the ways the Coliseum could embarrass the Oakland A’s, boy were you wrong.
The A’s game on Friday night against the Seattle Mariners was postponed because the field was deemed unplayable. Apparently, the grounds crew had left the tarp off the field Thursday night when a third of an inch of rain fell on Oakland, resulting in an extremely wet infield.
“We got here this morning and the infield was underwater,” said David Rinetti, the A’s VP of Stadium Operations.
First pitch was originally to be delayed for about 30 minutes, but they eventually had to call the game off. The time and date of the make-up game have yet to be determined.
This obviously adds another black eye to the Coliseum and the A’s, who, at this point, are less than thrilled about their stadium situation. They have already experienced locker room flooding during a spring training game, and had a previous game rained out this season, which is not even a week old.
The blame for this particular incident may fall on the grounds crew – and whoever was in charge of checking the weather forecast – but ultimately it just adds to the ever-growing punchline about the A’s and their small market woes.