SAN JOSE (CBS Sports) — It was always assumed that the Oakland A’s-San Francisco Giants dispute over whether the former can relocate to San Jose would wind up in court. That’s still probably the case, but now there’s a wrinkle.
The Giants claim nebulous “territorial rights” to the San Jose market, and on that basis they’re trying to prevent the Athletics from relocating there (note that in doing so, the A’s would be moving farther away from the Giants). Well, now a San Jose city official is preparing to take the fight to the Giants.
It was in his 2010 State of the City address when San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed wore a green shirt and yellow tie and said he predicted that his city would gain the voter’s approval to move ahead with a Major League Baseball stadium in San Jose. He even went as far as to boast, “Go San Jose A’s”.