OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) It might be time for the NFL to stop digging in the dirt.
Sunday’s game between the Raiders and Baltimore could be the last the league plays on a baseball infield.
With the Athletics eliminated from playoff contention, the Raiders will get the all-grass field back when they play their next home game on Oct. 11 against Denver.
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With the Raiders playing on a one-year lease in Oakland and in talks with the San Diego Chargers about a new Los Angeles-area stadium, this could be their final season at the only remaining venue that is shared by an NFL team and a Major League Baseball team.
The dirt has not been unkind to the Raiders. They are 5-4 over the past six seasons with the infield that runs between the 20-yard lines and 12-19 with the all-grass field.
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