Whatever it is, it’s a major turnaround for commissioner Bud Selig who for years stood by silently as players made a mockery of the game, even going so far as congratulating Barry Bonds on breaking Henry Aaron’s career home run mark in 2007.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday wouldn’t commit to resolving the dispute between Oakland and San Francisco on the Athletics’ desire to build ballpark in San Jose, which is part of the Giants’ territory.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed Thursday expressed frustration at the lack of a decision by Major League Baseball on whether to permit the Oakland A’s to move to his city.
Saying he hopes to keep the matter out of the courts, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has requested a meeting with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss the Oakland A’s pursuit of a San Jose ballpark.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig’s bombast to the contrary, the World Baseball Classic is little more than a transparent attempt to add some hype to the normally-lazy days of spring training (and you’ll note, I refuse to use the capital letters–Spring Training–that baseball has adopted in yet another effort to aggrandize itself).
The commissioner is still working on the issue of territorial rights and determining whether the Oakland Athletics will be allowed to proceed with plans to build a new ballpark and relocate some 40 miles south to San Jose.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said he would fly to Milwaukee if that’s what it would take to settle any lingering Major League Baseball questions about whether the A’s should move to the South Bay.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday it’s up to Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff to decide whether to consider additional sites for a new A’s ballpark, raising the possibility of a move outside the Bay Area.
Speaking Thursday to the Associated Press Sports Editors, Selig provided no timetable for deciding the Bay Area dispute between the A’s, who would like to build a ballpark in San Jose, and the Giants, who won’t give up their territorial rights there.
After three years, the Oakland A’s have become impatient for a decision from Major League Baseball on whether the team can move to San Jose.