With all eyes on the playoff race, it's been a bit quiet on the San Jose ballpark front. Still, a few interesting tidbits have emerged recently:
- Larry Stone, Santa Clara County Assessor, and major San Jose baseball booster, was just a guest on KCBS In Depth. Per usual, Stone pulls no punches in his fight to move the A's to the South Bay. Listen to Jane McMillan's conversation with Larry Stone here.
- Last week, The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal highlighted the Urban Land Institute's new report on downtown San Jose. Not surprisingly, their plan includes a ballpark at Diridon: "A panel of designers, architects and economists envisions a more densely developed downtown San Jose—with taller buildings, a baseball park and more housing and entertainment—once a huge high-speed rail station is built."
- Bob DuPuy will resign as MLB's president and COO effective at the end of next month. However, DuPuy "will become an adviser and work on special prospects, including the committee that is evaluating the Oakland A's possible move to San Jose."
- Finally, word comes from Pennsylvania that one JT. Ramsey has launched an effort to single-handedly bring the A's back to ... Philadelphia! He says, "Since the A's are moving again anyway, I figured why not get Philadelphia back in the mix?" Cute, no?