Last Friday MLB Network Analyst and Hall of Fame Baseball writer Peter Gammons talked to the Murph and Mac Show on KNBR about Athletics issues, including the recent firing of Manager Bob Geren, Billy Beane, payroll and the Coliseum.
On the Coliseum Peter doesn’t have the kindest of words calling it the “Al Davis Dump”. When asked why the Athletics payroll doesn’t reflect their owners (John Fisher) riches, he says,
“Because nobody goes to the ballpark, there are no TV radio rights, and there not going to lose their shirts. The Oakland A’s either have to move or be retraced. They can’t exist in the dump. There’s no chance of succeeding there”.