The Oakland A’s are finally getting HD scoreboards

Ever since becoming an A’s fan as a kid, the scoreboard has always been pretty subpar. In fact, as more teams started installing HD screens, the A’s continued to use their low-budget, out of date screens.

It is so commonly associated with the place, they even made a shirt of the scoreboard (with some bulbs out).

But now with this news, along with the approved 10-year lease, I’m really excited to see what this will look like. I still want the team to get a new stadium but for now, this will hold the team here in Oakland and at least possibly keep them in the discussion.

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The conversion from baseball to football at O.co Coliseum

Normally this process takes 24 hours but the crew had less than that to work with. Pretty good considering the circumstances last night.

Sebastian Janikowski roots against the A’s so he can avoid kicking field goals off dirt

Sebastian Janikowski does not like the infield dirt.

The Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders have been sharing the same stadium for almost 30 years. And when the preseason rolls along for the Raiders, the Coliseum goes through changes as it’s converted from a baseball field to a football field. Then in September the process remains as both teams are in regular season mode. If the A’s were to make the playoffs, then the process continues into October.

Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski apparently doesn’t like kicking off the infield dirt during games. I don’t blame him. But to openly say he roots against the A’s is kind of harsh.

I can understand him wanting the infield dirt gone as soon as possible, but to openly say he cheers against the A’s is tough. Janikowski must not realize that the success of the A’s is good for the community. And what’s good for the community is absolutely a big help to the Raiders. If the city of Oakland is excited for one successful team, that would influence them to come to the games. That may not necessarily translate to higher attendance rates for the Raiders, but a happy city leads to a lot more good for everyone.

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Another football game could be tragically moved because of an inconsiderate baseball team

Another reason why a new stadium is needed.

Raiders’ O.co Coliseum to have NFL’s lowest seating capacity

Because the Raiders are that pathetic and since their move back to Oakland, have been not much of anything useful. They’re part of the reason why the A’s can can never attract fans. Mount Davis is a waste.

Oakland Coliseum goes through another naming rights issue

What are we calling this place?

Apparently they’re calling it the O.co Coliseum only three times per broadcast. From the Mercury News, due to a disagreement, the stadium now is being referred to as the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum once again. The O.co name is still there, but it really isn’t there.

This is another sad chapter in the life for the Oakland A’s. They scrap to find sponsors for their stadium and when they do, they can’t even find any solution to their problems.

Of course, if they are allowed to move to San Jose, the entire thing wouldn’t be an issue. Instead, they are just getting by barely with this old ballpark without any solution in sight. The Coliseum, as I will always call it, can’t be the home of the A’s for much longer. The team deserves better.