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Sewage issues strike again at Oakland Coliseum


Something stinks in Oakland. So far this season, it’s not the football team that plays there.

For the second time in 2013, however, the baseball team that shares a stadium with the Raiders has experienced sewage problems in the building. Via Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today, the term “seventh-inning stretch” acquired a very new and unwelcome meaning on Tuesday night.

In June, sewage invaded both clubhouses. Last night, it backed up into the dugout.

“There’s no carpet down there [in the dugout], so it’s a little bit better, but it’s still pretty gross,’' A’s infielder Jed Lowrie said. “It’s kind of repulsive, honestly.’'

While the current situation was isolated to one toilet (does Bartolo Colon have an alibi?), there’s a concern that things could get interesting during the playoffs, when capacity swells from 35,000 to 48,000.

Raiders owner Mark Davis has made it clear that he wants to build a new stadium in Oakland. Those concerns surely will intensify if/when the Black Hole ever becomes a brown mess.