Originally Posted by brwnman
F the A's and that stupid ballpark!
I understand building ballparks to fit your team, or molding your team based on the home park, but there needs to be some regulations when creating parks. That amount of foul territory should be outlawed; it's ridiculous. As for the sun, I was listening to the broadcast and they mentioned the sun being a factor, but I never thought it was THAT much of a factor. Jays were like little leaguers...
the coliseum is a multipurpose stadium so the A's really don't have much control over how much foul territory there is, also it is the oldest park after Fenway/Wrigley. If the A's ever get a new ballpark it definitely will be more conventional than the current set up. As for the Sun it seems like everyone has difficulty with it in Oakland but the A's. Even teams that have familiarity with playing day games there like divisional opponents have had some issues in the past.