OAKLAND -- Baseball was set to return to the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday and so did the sewage problems that have become an issue at the aging stadium.
A's third base coach Mike Gallego captured video of water backing up in the showers and toilets in the coaches' area of the A's clubhouse. The game, scheduled for a 1:05 p.m. first pitch, is delayed as rain continues to pour and create puddles on the tarp covering the infield and along the warning tracks.
A's outfielder Josh Reddick tweeted about the sewage issues, writing "Back in Oakland? Sewage problems in clubhouse!! Yep. We are BACK BABAY!"
No timetable has been given for the start of the game or if it will be played, although the forecast does not look positive.
Back in Oakland? Sewage problems in clubhouse!! Yep. We are BACK BABAY!— Josh Reddick (@joshreddick16) March 29, 2014
The Giants already adjusted by sending projected starter Ryan Vogelsong to Arizona to get his work in during a minor league game. A's manager Bob Melvin said his pitchers would likely get their pitching work done in the batting cage if the game is called off. Dan Straily is scheduled to start with Tommy Milone slated to work in relief.
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