An article in today's New York Times highlights the tensions between Northern California's three biggest cities over a potential A's move. Here's an excerpt:
Mr. Wolff declined to comment on his plans for the A’s, but has said in recent interviews that the team’s decrepit stadium in southern Oakland prevents it from competing financially — and on the field. In interviews, he has also raised the specter that the team would move out of state rather than stay in Oakland.
“We have determined that San Jose is the only option for us in California,” Mr. Wolff told San Francisco magazine this month.Find the full article here. And thanks to Marine Layer @ the excellent New A's Ballpark for the head's up.
In other news, Stand Up For San Jose (aka the San Francisco Giants) new claim is that the A's must "make up the difference if projected economic benefits for a downtown ballpark don't pan out." Now that the San Francisco Giants are also a San Jose taxpayers' advocacy group, we can all sleep a little better, right? Read their latest ridiculous claims @ The Mercury News.
Finally, may you have a happy and safe new year! And may 2010 be the year we finally welcome our San Jose A's!