Thursday, February 21, 2013

MLB Gives A's Guidelines For San Jose Move

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has provided the Oakland Athletics with "guidelines" for a proposed move to San Jose. This is the first real movement on this issue in over four years—when Selig first appointed a task force to hash out the move. The San Francisco Giants strongly object to the move, since San Jose is in Santa Clara County—part of World Champs' protected territory. Satisfying the MLB guidelines does not necessarily mean the move will ever occur. The A's still need approval by 75% of all owners. Also, the A's ownership has pledged to stay in the grotesque Oakland Colosseum through 2017.