SAN JOSE (KCBS) — San Jose’s mayor says the city decided to file suit against Major League Baseball to clear the field once and for all over a territorial rights issue. However, a court case isn’t likely to be decided for years.
Mayor Chuck Reed said the clock on their patience finally ran out when it comes to the relocation of the A’s to San Jose and he said it was time to get the ball rolling.
“Four years is my utter limit of how long to be patient. As I’ve said before, you have to be patient and persistent, but eventually everybody reaches a limit. We’ve been at it for a very long time and it’s pretty clear that we’re not going to get an answer and we need to press the issue and stand up for our rights,” Reed said.
At least one councilman had been advocating for a suit against baseball for some time now.