There is no more wretched a place for baseball than Oakland Colisem.
Hard off the highway in Oakland’s industrial wasteland, the field features acres of foul ground, a concrete mountain of seats in center field designed for football and a terrible playing surface.
The yard lines for football are down and stretch across the outfield and infield. Second base is at the 40 and the 50 is right behind the mound. There’s a dirt patch out in center field, too.
The A’s nearly had a deal to build a new park in Freemont. That fell through and now the rumor is they’ll end up in San Jose. Anywhere else has to be better.