Has Major League Baseball cleared the way for the Oakland A's to move to San Jose?
Not yet, says a person close to the process in San Jose.
The denial comes as one Bay Area blogger claims a committee studying whether the A's can move to the South Bay is set to deliver the OK for such a move. The report, which is not attributed, says the committee will give its much-awaited report to Commissioner Bud Selig within three days.
Here is the blogger cited in the Merc story:
According to a source Monday evening, Major League Baseball (MLB) is set to report that their MLB Baseball Stadium Commission formed to evaluate the Oakland A's stadium situation is going to recommend to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig that the Oakland A's move to San Jose.
The news came too late in the night Monday to check with appropriate key players for their reaction, but it's far to say one person who will not be pleased is Oakland City Attorney John Russo, who has openly said he's considering a lawsuit against both the Athletics and the City of San Jose.
So, are we getting closer to a decision? I think we are, however I don't think that the blogger cited above has verified information. Check back later today as I contact some people who should be able to fill in details.
Play ball San Jose.