Former NFL running back Justin Forsett played 122 games in the league, which included a handful of games at the Oakland Coliseum. So he knows what it's like play there during baseball season, when the A's share the field.
And he wasn't a fan.
The Cal product tweeted out quite the comparison to what it's like to fall on the infield dirt at the Coliseum, comparing it to belly-flopping on the pavement.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr agreed:
😂😂😂😂 FACTS https://t.co/dA0y23w2Ms— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) September 10, 2019
David Nixon, who spent a season with the Raiders, also chimed in about his experience playing in Oakland during baseball season.
When I played there, I was told the field crew scrapes off all of the excess dirt from the baseball games, which makes complete sense why it’s basically pure rock/concrete.— David Nixon (@D_Nixon) September 10, 2019
That certainly would explain why it would feel like rocks.
Perhaps Matt Chapman and the rest of the A's are used to it ... but for now, we all can't stop picturing people belly-flopping on the concrete.