Friday, February 27, 2009

Another day, another story in the Mercury

I really got a kick out of the story today in the San Jose Mercury:

Councilwoman Nora Campos and two of her colleagues are wasting no time when it comes to San Jose's pursuit of the Oakland A's, saying the economic stakes are too high to wait.

In a memo to be taken up next week by the City Council's agenda-setting Rules and Open Government Committee — the first formal proposal thus far — Campos, Rose Herrera and Nancy Pyle want the full council to schedule a discussion March 24 on how best to proceed in stadium talks with the A's and Major League Baseball.

Now, why did I get such a kick out of this story? Because the San Jose City councilmembers who are taking the lead on moving the A's to San Jose.....are........women : ) Yes, that is, in my book, something worthy of pointing out.

Now, onto other developments. Our facebook group is growing fast, we are almost at 300 supporters! We need to get that number up into the thousands, so, once again I appeal to you to get your friends and family members to join our facebook group, click here for a direct link.

And, Matt Lera posted this picture on our group (from the San Jose Redevelopment Agency)

Isn't that picture too good for words? Image how it would be to sit there on a warm summer night, surrounded by family and friends, enjoying our San Jose A's, and knowing that we will be able to get home in a matter of minutes versus hours.

The Redevelopment site linked above has a wealth of information, reports on economic impact, EIR and more, make sure to take a look at what they have done so far, some very good information to have on hand.

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Time for the weekend folks, I will try to post Saturday or Sunday, but if I can't, look back here for a post on Monday.

Play ball San Jose.


  1. Let's be honest. Does anyone think Chuck Reed has the leadership skills to pull this off?

  2. By the way, what are you all gonna do if Lew Wolff decides to change the name to "Silicon Valley", "South Bay". or "Golden State" instead of "San Jose"?

    Judging from the posts here and elsewhere have to think it's a potential deal-breaker for a lot of you.

  3. The name isn't going to be a "deal breaker," what matters is bringing a MLB team to our area, and San Jose happens to be the city that has the best possible location.

    Silicon Valley A's would still play in....San Jose, and that doesn't matter. Golden State A's isn't going to happen, the South Bay A's could be a possibility, but again, not a deal breaker.


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