A's Players Defend Coliseum From Merciless Tweet

Members of ballclub leap to Coliseum's defense

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    The Oakland Athletics defended their stadium on Twitter.

    O.co Coliseum was the center of local sports talk on Twitter when supporters defended the beloved field after it was criticized by a baseball writer.

    Several members of the Oakland Athletics also sprung to the defense of their -- some might say -- aged multi-use ballpark.

    The tweet that started it all came from from longtime baseball writer Jon Heyman, according to the Bay Area News Group.

    Heyman tweeted: "A shame the a's and giants have to play these games at the coliseum while ATandT sits empty. #shame"

    Heyman issued his ballpark judgment during the A's-Giants cross-bay ballgames played in the Coliseum -- both of which the A's won.

    The two teams played across the Bay in AT&T Park's newer, Heyman-friendlier confines on Wednesday and Thursday.

    A's reliever Sean Doolittle was the first to come to his home field's defense.

    "I can see why you don't like it," he tweeted. "We have a strict No High Horse policy at O.Co."

    Manager Bob Melvin got into the action, too, saying that maybe if Heyman came out and "experienced" the Coliseum, he wouldn't say that.

    Heyman tried to backpedal away from his comments, but Doolittle kept at it.

    "Also, your Sistine Chapel that is AT&T Park forgot the bullpens when they built the stadium," Doolittle pointed out.

    Put that on your garlic fries, Lou Seal.