The Oakland Athletics have endured another problem with their home ballpark, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. And it’s a dilemma like no others.
The broadcast booth for the visiting team cannot be used right now. The reason? There is a possum living inside the walls of Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, per a report from Front Office Sports.
During the New York Mets’ broadcast for Friday’s road game against the Athletics, Gary Cohen and Ron Darling of SNY told a story about the possum living inside the walls. They were told about this last September, and it’s apparently an issue seven months later.
At the 0:42 mark of the clip below, the broadcast shows the booth that is normally used for the visiting team’s announcers.
They were informed that the Los Angeles Angels’ announcers actually encountered the possum, and that traps have been set to try and catch the creature. So far, the possum has won.
Needless to say, fans on social media wasted little time poking fun at the team as well as what has long been regarded as one of the worst professional sports team venues.
The stadium opened in 1966 and also served as the home of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders before the franchise relocated to Las Vegas in 2020.
The Mets cruised to a 17-6 victory over the Athletics on Friday, and they followed it up with a 3-2 victory on Saturday. New York will go for the sweep at the Possum’s home, with the two clubs set to square off at 4:07 p.m. EST.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.