The San Jose city council has voted to file suit against Major League Baseball over the delay in allowing the Oakland A’s to move to a new ballpark San Jose.
In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in federal court, the City of San Jose said Major League Baseball has been dragging its feet in having owners vote on the A’s proposed move to San Jose.
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.