Players dump on Coliseum

CBS Sports baseball scribe Scott Miller writes from a national perspective, so you can’t expect a lot of breaking local news from him. Still, he dug up some interesting quotes from players about the Coliseum, especially snakebit franchise cornerstone Eric Chavez.

“A couple of years ago, a new ballpark was of huge interest to me,” said Chavez, 31. “Now, I don’t see myself being around whenever we get a new stadium. So I don’t pay much attention anymore.

“It’s literally a Coliseum, where we play now. As a fan, it makes sense to go to a beautiful park like Pac Bell (in San Francisco), or whatever they call it now.”

Now that is the sound of a beaten man. Why do I sense that Chavy will end his career as a Giant if he can’t go to his childhood home San Diego? I’m going off on a tangent. Anyway, fan fave A.J. Pierzynski will no doubt endear himself even more to the Coliseum faithful with this gem:

“The dugouts aren’t really dugouts. They’re just benches they stuck in front of the fans.”

Hey A-hole Jerkoff Pierzyzewkyszerbiak, most benches I’ve seen don’t have a restroom at the end. Or bat racks for that matter.

Prodigal son Jason Giambi chimed in with his observations on the House that Boss Tweed George Steinbrenner built.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Giambi, who toured the new Yankee Stadium toward the end of last season when he still played for the Yankees. “It’s a billion dollars. You can’t even fathom that type of money. It has every amenity you could possibly want from a players’ perspective and from a fans’ perspective.”

Each Yankee’s locker will be equipped with a computer. There is a large video room just behind the Yankees’ dugout, in which the players can watch videos of their at-bats — or study the opposing pitcher — just before heading to the batter’s box.

I like the idea of all 25 players running into the clubhouse between at bats on April 13 just to send tweets via their locker-mounted computers.

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