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Wolff's Comments Continue To Draw Heat, As Keith Olbermann Joins The Fray
Published September 20, 2013
WELCOME TO REALITY: ESPN's Israel Gutierrez said he understands Wolff's "frustration," but O.co Coliseum is a ballpark "where sewage leaks into the dugout and into the clubhouse." Gutierrez: "There's nothing appealing about going to this place. The baseball season is really long. And even if you're in the hunt, if they know you're going to make the playoffs, they'll just wait for the playoffs." ESPN's Pablo Torre said there is "too much supply and too little demand." Torre: "You need to reduce the number of games -- 162 is way too long for a playoff team in a small market. It's not the fans' fault, it's baseball's." Dallas Morning News columnist Tim Cowlishaw called the ballpark a "dump" and noted while Wolff has "tried to take the team to Freemont, now he's trying to take the team to San Jose, and the fans are very aware of that." Cowlishaw: "That keeps them from coming out in droves" ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 9/19).