Welcome to… where? Oakland, 2016 – Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for March 21, 2018


The name of the Oakland Coliseum keeps changing. I know for a while it was called the Network Associates Coliseum, McAfee Coliseum, Overstock.com Coliseum and the oddly named O.co Coliseum.

When O.co dropped their naming rights, I went to a game in Oakland. Outside the entrance was the sign pictured. Usually it says Welcome to [INSERT NAME HERE] Coliseum.

But there was no new name yet.

So we were warmly welcomed to… nothing… no name…

It was like a mystery. We are being welcomed, but to where?

Eventually they went back to the default Oakland Coliseum to avoid MORE confusion.

At San Jose Municipal Stadium, 2013 – Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for March 20, 2018


San Jose has a super old fashioned minor league park. It was the first place I saw a minor league game. I saw Ken Griffey Jr. play there back in 1988. It has a great barbecue and as this pic shows, you get super close to the game.

Giants fans love it as many of the players who would go on to play for World Series winners in San Francisco passed through there.

I can wax romantic about it. But it is also blocking the A’s to moving to San Jose, where they SHOULD be playing.

It is a great old park… but there should be a great NEW park in San Jose to end the A’s debacle in Oakland!