Sep 21, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Flooded visiting dugout before calling a rain delay prior the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Minnesota Twins at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Weather Wipes Out Bay Bridge Series Finale; Lays Waste To Coliseum

The final game of the annual Bay Bridge Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics was cancelled Saturday because of rain and with the bad weather came a return to a familiar and unwelcome problem at venerable Coliseum.

At least twice last season, flooding problems—including swage—ravaged the lower levels of the stadium and that flooding was back on Saturday in full force.

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported via Twitter:


At least a couple of the players tried to make the best of the situation, or at least make light of it:



The A’s have a lease with the coliseum through 2015,but the problem remains that they have nowhere else to go at this point, unless they do the unlikely (extremely unlikely) and accept the Giants’ invitation to share AT&T Park on an interim basis.

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  • Carl Elftman

    To bad MLB didn’t step up and allowed the Athletics build in San Jose, three years ago and we would be opening a new stadium. Instead we have the poor giants playing in san francisco, and saying San Jose is theirs. When we should really be calling them the Tampa Bay Giants!

    Really, when the fifth riches , team in baseball has control over the 28th richest team. The richest team is scared that the 28th team may become the 6th or 7th richest team along with their riches. Wow, what teams would we have in the Bay Area.

    The 28th richest team should have encouraged the 5th richest team to leave for Tampa Bay when they had their chance to get rid of them!