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San Jose Mayor Reed At ‘Utter Limit’ Of Patience With MLB On A’s Move

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A rendering of what a downtown San Jose ballpark would look like. (SJ Redevelopment Agency)

A rendering of what a downtown San Jose ballpark would look like. (SJ Redevelopment Agency)

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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.

Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone, who’s been battling for decades to bring Major League Baseball to the area, was glad to see the city stepping up and taking some action.

“It’s a great move by the city, long overdue. You know the one thing that baseball covets the more than anything else is the antitrust exemption,” said Stone

In a statement, MLB called the suit an unfounded attack on the fundamental structure of the game.

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