Bob Nightengale's tweet: "All signs and top MLB sources say that the Athletics will be granted permission by Feb to move to San Jose." Surely, we were simply overcome with the spirit of the season, but as it turns out, Nightengale's tweet was legit. And it further confirmed the momentum the Athletics' move to San Jose has gained. Thus, Silicon Valley got a little something extra to smile about on Christmas Eve.
Of course, it wouldn't be the holidays without Scrooge. This season, he comes courtesy of the San Francisco Giants. In an interview with the Chronicle, Peter Magowan, former Giants managing partner, called an A's move to San Jose "wishful thinking." Still acting as if they alone control Santa Clara County's territorial rights, the Giants continue to display the worst of competitive sports. The real wishful thinking is the belief that San Joseans will simply hand over control of their city's destiny to a greedy team from 40 miles north.
Still, even the Giants can't kill our holiday fun. As we look forward to 2012, all indications are that MLB will grant this move. As always, we are ready. In fact, the champagne is already chilling.
You're up to bat, San Jose!