So, why the post today? Because I read an article about the Tech Museum that was posted on the SJMerc today, and the last few paragraphs jumped out at me screaming for comment:
And what right now is one of the biggest draws downtown? The Sharks. Go downtown any night that the Sharks are playing and you see life, you see people, families, restaurants filled with people, you see a downtown that is anything but "dead."
To ensure that our downtown becomes a destination we need more events that will draw people, and we have very close at hand the very thing that can (and will) be the change our downtown needs: a new baseball stadium and home for the A's.
Simple, isn't it? Oh, and this new stadium won't be dependent on tax payer funds, it won't draw money out of San Jose's General Fund, no, it will instead add to that General Fund, adding money that is now floating away to Oakland and San Francisco.
It is time to bury the thought that San Jose is "dead," and it is time that MLB decides that our city is and will be the best place for the A's to call home.
Play ball San Jose.