No Problems Around A's Park

Posted: October 19, 1989

The Oakland Coliseum, home of the Oakland Athletics, is in an area seemingly unaffected by Tuesday's earthquake.

The roadway around the stadium was solid in both directions, and a cruise around the parking lot showed no damage to the pavement.

Inside the 48,219-seat ballpark, groundskeepers mowed the outfield and groomed the base paths at the same time workers at Interstate 880 continued to look for possible survivors and bodies of those who had died in the collapse of the two-tiered road.

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Sandy Alderson, the A's general manager, said the resumption of the World Series on Tuesday will be part of the Bay Area's "healing process."

"Once the community returns to some normalcy, they'll expect to see a World Series and will welcome it," he said.

Alderson made the comment as he emerged from a meeting with baseball officials, police and city officials, and representatives of the San Francisco Giants. He said there had been no thought of canceling the rest of the Series.

"There was a tension here between getting the World Series completed and understanding the greater question we all face," Alderson said.

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