The Oakland Athletics have a lot of things going on, on virtually all fronts.
With an embarrassing 3-13 record, they are one of the worst teams in the league.
Fans don’t like to go to the stadium and it’s hard to blame them: it’s one of the oldest in baseball and needs serious repairs.
And, to make matters worse, visiting teams haven’t been using the broadcast booth.
Here is the reason:
“MLB teams visiting the Oakland A’s have been unable to use the visiting broadcast booth. A possum is ‘living inside its walls’, and has been since last season,” Front Office Sports tweeted.
MLB teams visiting the Oakland A's have been unable to use the visiting broadcast booth.
A possum is "living inside its walls", and has been since last season. pic.twitter.com/0x60DKf3Wc
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) April 15, 2023
According to USA Today, “possums are generally not dangerous to people. The common stereotype about this species playing dead is true — their main defense is either laying motionless on the ground or hissing. This open-mouth hissing is simply a front, the Humane Society writes, and they’re not aggressive animals.”
The problem, however, is that they may transmit diseases ranging from leptospirosis, tuberculosis, coccidiosis, spotted fever, and tularemia.
Whether they are dangerous or not, an MLB stadium is certainly not the right habitat for a possum, and it speaks loudly about the organization as a whole.
It’s definitely not a good look.
Not only is the Coliseum seen as old and deteriorated, but it’s now home to wildlife.
The league should definitely do something about the franchise, the stadium, and its drive to be competitive.
There have been rumblings about a move to Las Vegas in the future, but the idea seems to have lost traction recently.
It’s time to act, or at least make sure the conditions to host an MLB game – the most prominent league in the world – are there.NEXT: Ramon Laureano Showed Off His Arm In Baltimore