Sunday, June 15, 2014

38 minute delay in Oakland v Yankees in the 4th, lights went out-Newsday

6/15/14, "Yankees get three hits in 5-1 loss to A's," Erik Boland, Newsday

6/14/14, Oakland
"The concrete dump currently known as O.co Coliseum has not aged well, with overflowing sewage last year and early this year among the more serious issues.

"It's one of the older ballparks,'' Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, "and sometimes with older ballparks, you're going to have some challenges."

Saturday night brought another reminder that the building's best days were at least two decades ago, as an embankment of lights in leftfield caused a 38-minute delay in the fourth inning. Girardi said the light embankment never came on and that he first noticed it in the second inning. A's manager Bob Melvin spoke to the umpires about it in the fourth.

It was an odd occurrence in an otherwise forgettable night for the Yankees, who had only three hits in a 5-1 loss to the A's in front of a sellout crowd of 36,067 as their winning streak ended at four games.

With his team in a 2-1 hole, Hiroki Kuroda took the mound in the bottom of the fourth and was throwing his warm-up pitches when the game was held up. For much of the 38-minute delay, the umpires and managers stood and stared at the dark embankment, as if doing so would make the lights come on."...

6/14/14, Oakland

6/14/14, "A's, Yankees game resumes after light delay," AP via The Wichita Eagle

"The A's said the circuit breaker turned off

"That's the Coliseum for ya," A's second baseman Eric Sogard said. "That's why we love this place. Never know what you're gonna get."

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he first noticed the issue in the second inning but didn't mention it to umpires.

"I was saying something to our guys, you know, 'Are those lights always off?'" Girardi said. "They were never on, which makes me wonder why someone didn't notice who is here every day."

The Coliseum, which is shared with the NFL's Oakland Raiders and is the only stadium in the country still home to teams from both leagues, has had multiple plumbing problems in the past two years."...final 5-1 Oakland

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/06/14/3508619/as-yankees-game-suspended-after.html#storylink=cpy

First image: "A bank of lights that turned off in left field is seen in the fourth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. The light outage caused a delay of the game," ap

Second image: "The New York Yankees wait in the dugout during a delay of the baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in the fourth inning Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. A bank of lights in left field went out causing the delay," ap

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/06/14/3508619/as-yankees-game-suspended-after.html#storylink=cpy

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