Last night I ventured to Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to watch the Boston Red Sox play the Oakland A's. I went to the venue, specifically to check out a new venue and see what people are talking about when they complain about the venue. I've never seen the Oakland Raiders play a home game. With the NFL Lockout, ,proximity of the venue to where I reside, and my desire not to return to the Coliseum any time soon I probably won't be back for a game for quite a few years. ****With any luck, Oakland will have a new stadium/ballpark by then.I was told I could take BART to the game, but I decided to drive. $17 later I was in the parking lot. People were throwing footballs and grilling. The tailgating looked fun, but I had to get a ticket so I went straight to the box office. As I walked...

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