A’s owner apologizes for coliseum conditions 

A's owner Lew Wolff apologized to the Seattle Mariners and complained to Major League Baseball about O.co Coliseum conditions Monday.

The apology and complaints came a day after a raw sewage leak forced the A's and visiting Seattle Mariners to shower together in the Raiders' clubhouse inside the Coliseum.

"It's all a bunch of crap. It's a sad situation," Wolff told USA Today. "I'm not the one in charge of raw sewage. Then again, maybe I am."

A blocked pipe led to raw sewage backing up into the showers and bathrooms. Damaged areas included both managers' offices, the umpires room and the Mariners' training room.

Ownership has wanted to relocate the A's, but has not made progress in plans to get a new ballpark financed. David Rinetti, the A's vice president of stadium operations, told the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday that such problems are not uncommon at the Coliseum, which was built in 1966, but "never to this extent."

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