January 2012

Our Field Is Ready! Play Ball!

With Opening Night almost two months away, our stadium crew is finishing up a couple touch-ups to our field before we get the season started. Here’s a list of changes:

  • Rolling hills in foul territory on each side of the field; making it more difficult to catch those foul ball pop-ups.
  • Giant dirt hills up the middle, making double plays virtually impossible.
  • Leaving an unmanned tractor in left field, just to mix it up.
  • Completely removing the center field wall, putting the big green wall in play. This means home runs to center field must fly 513 feet.

Just kidding! The Coliseum is hosting a supercross event soon. But wouldn’t it be fun to watch a baseball game on this field?

Great Feedback on A’s Offseason

The A’s have certainly been busy this offseason; acquiring multiple teams’ top prospects from around the league. And with the re-signing of Coco Crisp in CF, the A’s hold onto a fantastic defender and speedy leadoff man (led the AL in steals last year). But what do the baseball experts think of the A’s offseason? Jim Bowden, former Reds’ and Nationals’ GM, writes his blog “The GM’s Office” for ESPN and ranked Billy Beane tops in the league for ‘GM’s who helped their teams long-term.’ Read Bowden’s analysis of the A’s offseason moves and long-term future here.