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.
Commissioner Bud Selig says Major League Baseball is working “at a rather quick pace” to resolve the proposed move the Oakland Athletics to a proposed new ballpark in San Jose.
A report that the Oakland Athletics will receive permission to move to San Jose by February is as yet unconfirmed. Saturday morning USA Today’s sportswriter tweeted: : “All signs and top MLB sources say that the Athletics will be granted permission by Feb to move to San Jose.”
Did you hear the news on baseball’s new Major League agreement? Testing for HGH, two more wild-card teams and no more tobacco tins in your back pocket.
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Was there any doubt as the games neared their end Wednesday night that Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants and Devin Setoguchi and the San Jose Sharks knew they would […]