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Sep 13 2017
5

Yes, it is technically a neighborhood, but the current site is surrounded by an enormous parking lot and is only close neighbors with things 880, some sizable city streets, warehouses, etc. It’s disingenuous to act like it’s in some old fashioned residential neighborhood. All you have to do is pull up Google Read more

Sep 13 2017
12

HighAndTight is 100 percent correct. There’s no neighborhood at all around the Coliseum. I’ve been going to games in Oakland for 25 years, and there’s literally no place around the ballpark to grab a beer or a meal. Putting the new stadium at this site is going to totally change the feeling around the team. It’s Read more

Sep 13 2017
2

Oh, the East Bay has sports fans. And plenty of mouthbreathing ones too. I mean, you know. Raiders.

We just also have a strong contingent of morally and socially conscious people who refuse to be bilked.

Sep 13 2017
1

Losing the Laney College Flea Market will be a major blow to everyone who wants a convenient one-stop-shopping experience for stolen goods. Whether you want a half-price bike with its brake cables sliced in half or sports equipment clearly marked “Property of [Local High School],” Laney College Flea has what you’re Read more

Sep 13 2017
48

So that really is what this is all about- the A’s wanting to get out of that neighborhood. Trying to draw people who are too scared to go to the A’s home of the last 50+ years, all while pumping up their “Oakland pride.”

Sep 13 2017
15

I think that this new location is just better in general. It is closer in on the BART. You can walk to the game after work, and there are places to get food around this area. The old stadium stunk because it was built in a giant parking lot designed for the preferences of a long gone era when everyone would drive to Read more

Sep 13 2017
9

The document that the A’s allowed to go through giving the Giants San Jose as their “territory” in perpetuity has to be the among the top 10 worst sports lawyering examples , ever.

Sep 13 2017
4

For what it’s worth, Coors Field was built for $215 million in 1993-94. That’s $495 million in 2017. You’d have to believe that construction costs have not risen faster than CPI though, which I assume is a flawed assumption.

Sep 12 2017
5

Don’t over think this. Propane during the week, and charcoal on the weekends. (Note: Weekend as your weekend from employment, not the societal “weekend” for those who have to work “the weekend”, WEEKEND!)

Sep 11 2017
16

I think it’s fair to hold breaking rules against guys in a way that it isn’t to hold conditions of the game against guys who had no say in those conditions. Read more

Sep 11 2017
296

Thanks for clarifying all this! Man, I wish the author had seen fit to include this pertinent information.

Sep 11 2017
4

agreed on all points, but one quibble: i actively hatewatched L O S T and The Walking Dead, but this show for me is a guilty pleasure.

Sep 10 2017
2

This is a dumb take. One. Clearly this was something other surfers were doing as well. Two. Being 16 means doing irresponsible things fairly often. Death seems like an excessive punishment. It’s one thing to say, hey, he probably shouldn’t be doing that, and quite another insinuating that he somehow deserved to die. Read more

Sep 10 2017
7

As a former “professional” surfer, go fuck yourself. When a hurricane or storm comes in, it is very, very common to surf the swell created by it before the storm arrives and immediately following its departure. That is literally how waves are created. Storms create winds, winds create waves. He wasn’t surfing while Read more

Sep 10 2017
18

You have no point. Barbados was not in the direct path of the storm, and was not heavily damaged or flooded. Lots of people were surfing that break, which only breaks during swells of this size. He was a professional, in a dangerous sport. Motor racing, climbing, gymnastics, surfing and many other sports carry risks Read more