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Apparently someone jammed something down a toilet in Oakland

Jun 19, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

Toilet plunger

The San Francisco Chronicle spoke to some officials from Oakland who are not at all happy at the A’s and the rest of the world portraying the Coliseum as an antiquated dump. The story from Chris Wright, the general manager of the Coliseum:

Wright, however, said there was nothing structurally wrong with the Coliseum’s plumbing … The problem Sunday, he said, was that someone jammed something down a toilet that didn’t belong, clogging a line. The line has been cleared and it’s undamaged, he said.

Call me crazy, but if your system is such that one person cramming something down one of the many hundreds of toilets in the stadium can lead to rivers of sewage, yes, you do have something wrong with your plumbing over and above that which was crammed down a toilet.

  1. steve7921 - Jun 19, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    wow…thats some sh#$ right there!

    • sabatimus - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      I’m sure it was the CBA…

  2. lukescottsbedsidemanner - Jun 19, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    I had this pig head, see? I needed to put it somewhere, right? Not my fault it got stuck. Never happens when I get rid of one in the long drop back at my house.

    • stex52 - Jun 19, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      Pig’s head I could understand. Now, if it was a beaver pelt…………

      • cur68 - Jun 19, 2013 at 2:57 PM

        If it was a beaver pelt then my country would be at war with yours. You don’t do THAT to my national rat without us marching on your capital. Again. So it could NOT have been a beaver pelt since your Capital isn’t in flames and the border remains as we let you have it back in 1812.

        Now, should it be reported as a beaver pelt, y’all better hope its one of them puny European ones. ‘Cause if its Castor Canadiensis, well, as soon as the hockey’s finished and the mosquitos give us a break we gonna commence leashing the sled-dogs-of-war to the sleighs and gettin biddy wid th’boiling seal oil on y’all.

      • stex52 - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:10 PM

        Why Cur! Good to hear from you. We’ll have those cannons loaded with Chihuahuas when you try to cross the border!

      • paperlions - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:16 PM

        Maybe someone was using the beaver pelt to clean the P-Can. Nothing make a P-Can shine like a beaver.

      • dexterismyhero - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:31 PM

        Maybe it was Madonna’s merkin?

    • indaburg - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      Who let you out of your cage? Back in, back in.

      • lukescottsbedsidemanner - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM

        I can reach you through the bars, y’know?

      • indaburg - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM

        How? I got your spear.

      • lukescottsbedsidemanner - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM

        /Stares creepily. Grooms pelt

  3. dondada10 - Jun 19, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    That’s what happens when Bartolo Colon doesn’t use his designated outhouse.

  4. number42is1 - Jun 19, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Abner Louima takes offense to your picture choice..

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

      Holy crap this is not funny, at all.

  5. sisisisisisisi - Jun 19, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Keywords “someone,” “soemthing”
    Looks like MLB will need to do a probe on it, suspensions likely
    WooHooooooooo

    • nateriemer - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      MLB just obtained 3 rolls of bathroom records written on TP from an Oakland janitor after threatening the lives of his family.

  6. kiwicricket - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    “jammed something down a toilet that didn’t belong”
    The mind boggles.
    My best guess…hmmmmm….a hedgehog?

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:14 PM

      A Unicorn Goat?

      • kiwicricket - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:23 PM

        For those who are unsatisfied and really wanted a Unicorn Horse, they might do such a thing. We can’t rule this out.

      • heyblueyoustink - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:31 PM

        Or everyone’s favorite domesticated animal, the pot bellied pig.

      • dluxxx - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM

        Uni! You’re talking about Uni from the old Dungeons & Dragons cartoon, right? That annoying little bastard always sounded like a goat to me…

    • jwbiii - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      Has anybody heard from dirtyharry lately? I worry.

      • dluxxx - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:14 PM

        Not since the Beaver’s winning streak went past 3.

      • cur68 - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:29 PM

        Probably under lock and key at the Bronx Zoo. They might turn him lose after the AS Break. Depends on if he can get the hang of the difficult concepts of hygiene and Mr. Shift Key for capitalization at the beginning of a sentence.

      • heyblueyoustink - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:42 PM

        You weren’t worried about Harry before?

  7. jskins83 - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    well who wrote this piece obviously has no clue you can have a million toilets but they all lead to one place which means even a brand new stadium if the right thing is put in it would cause a back up

  8. billybawl - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    The Biogenesis notebooks?

  9. historiophiliac - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Clearly, hazing gone wrong. Poor rookie.

  10. yousuxxors - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    why would you tell people this?

  11. yousharted - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    It was old gator’s used tampon.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM

      rat? Is that you? Did you wash out of the Coliseum pipes?

  12. APBA Guy - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    I mentioned when this was first reported that the Mausoleum is home to some large rodents, rodents so large that their size can only be explained as the result of some Joker/Incredible Hulk industrial accident. My speculation at the time was that the rodents had gotten stuck in the sewer lines.

    Perhaps Darrell Issa (R-CA) should turn his committee’s investigative resources to the growing Rodents In The Sewer Scandal engulfing Oakland.

    – First: the sewage backup
    – Second: “Something” in the sewage lines, put there by “someone”

    Who wrote those Chris Wright talking points? What did the first draft say? And who forced the changes in what Chris was forced to say?

    I say, bring Issa in. He’s the right man to get up to his eyeballs in sewage.

    • cur68 - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      ROUS? Inconceivable!

      • APBA Guy - Jun 19, 2013 at 7:46 PM

        Fabulously obscure reference, perfectly on point. +2

      • Gamera the Brave - Jun 20, 2013 at 1:21 AM

        Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist…

    • clydeserra - Jun 19, 2013 at 6:06 PM

      Some content was stripped by our security filters, but it should be possible for one of your Editors to embed the content for you.

    • clydeserra - Jun 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

      or this

      http://wapc.mlb.com/oak/play/?topic_id=41119790&c_id=oak#

  13. breastfedted - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    The “sewage” that infested the stadium was actually printed writings by Craig. Officials just wanted to use a less offensive term for the absolute sh*t Craig writes. The pipes got jammed when Craig tried to flush some PEDs he was trying to sell down the toilet.

  14. nbjays - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Weren’t the Yankees just there last week, getting swept? I suspect that what they’ll find jammed in the toilet is the Evil Empire’s playoff hopes.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:34 PM

      The Jays are 5 GB behind the Yanks. You seem to talk a lot of shit for being a fan of the basement dweller in the AL E. How about getting over .500 first…

      • nbjays - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM

        One game to go. Eight wins in a row and counting. Second consecutive series sweep. It’s not like the Yanks are in first, nor are they likely to be without another deal with the devil. The Jays are as far behind the Yankees as the Yankees are out of first, and the two teams have been heading in opposite directions lately.

  15. hojo20 - Jun 19, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Probably a bloody tampon that clogged it. Girls LOVE to flush those things down the toilet.

  16. revansrevenant - Jun 19, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    So that’s where Jimmy Hoffa’s body went!

  17. tferr85 - Jun 19, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    So thats what Lew has been doing with money Oakland “hasn’t been making”

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