A’s owner Lew Wolff sent an e-mail to Oakland and Alameda County leaders Wednesday night indicating Major League Baseball has given him permission to relocate the team if a 10-year lease deal at the Coliseum is rejected.
At a meeting of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority on Thursday, a new lease proposal is expected to be presented.
The final season of football has been played at Candlestick Park, and the original ballpark by the bay will soon be no more. Maybe you’ve heard of Willie Mays? “The Catch?” Or “The Earquake World Series?” The Stick holds memories that don’t deserve to fade, but the building itself belongs squarely in the dustbin of history.
BART trains are moving again after simultaneous mechanical problems and a search for a bike thief in Oakland stopped trains going to and from Fremont.
Oakland A’s Coliseum Extension In Limbo After Raucous, Outrage-Filled Meeting, City Council No-Shows
A planned vote on a disputed agreement between the Oakland Athletics and officials from Oakland and Alameda County over an extended lease at O.co Coliseum was put off Friday when Oakland city council members boycotted the meeting in protest.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on Wednesday commended the Oakland A’s and Oakland and Alameda County officials for reaching an agreement to extend the team’s lease at the O.co Coliseum but city and county officials said no agreement has been reached yet.
Daniel Murphy homered twice, Colby Lewis overcame an uneven start to win for the first time in more than three weeks and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 14-8 on Monday night.
Wolff said the lease contains some out clauses based on what the Oakland Raiders decide to do about a potential new football stadium on the O.co Coliseum property.
A’s owner Lew Wolff appeared on Bloomberg TV Wednesday and said he expects the team to hammer out a lease extension in Oakland over the next few weeks.
Outfielder Josh Reddick has brought the English singer back into relevance, by choosing the Wham! song “Careless Whisper” as his walkup music.