The problem wasn’t as severe as the massive sewage backup that spilled into both clubhouses in June, forcing players from the A’s and
But it left several inches of toilet water in the A's dugout, which stadium workers were still mopping up two hours before Wednesday's game.
“It wasn’t as bad as it looked, but it’s still bad,” Oakland catcher
Lew Wolff has been the point man in searching for a new stadium since 2003, first as the team's vice president of venue development and then as managing partner.
In 2009, after the collapse of a proposed site in Fremont, Wolff pitched a move to San Jose. The
After four years with no decision, the city of San Jose sued
But instead of using Tuesday's plumbing snafu to intensify lobbying efforts for a new stadium, Wolff defended the antiquated, 45-year-old Coliseum.
"We're making a bigger issue of it than it really is," Wolff said. "It's not fair to all the people at the Coliseum, all of the staff here, who work hard to keep this place going. We haven't had that many problems of that nature. This could happen in your house."