(USA Today)While tweeting during the Giants-A’s game at O.co Coliseum on Tuesday night, veteran baseball writer Jon Heyman managed to get under the skin of Oakland fans and even a few A's players when he noted how much of a shame he felt it was that the first two games of their interleague series had to be played in Oakland, while AT&T Park sat empty across the bay.
Hey, Jon, I certainly understand where you're coming from. The ballpark and the atmosphere in San Francisco trump the overall experience of watching games in a stadium not designed for baseball, but did you really want to go there? Did you not know you'd be rubbing a few people the wrong way?
Actually, I'm pretty sure he did. And honestly, I'm kind of glad he did. Not so much because I agree with him — which I do, because I prefer the chaotic and unpredictable nature of AT&T Park — but because it set off a series of passionate responses from A's players. The most passionate of which came from left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle.
First things first, though. Here's how Heyman started the issue.Read More »from Jon Heyman and A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle joust over AT&T Park and O.co Coliseum