San Francisco Newsbeat
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The crash occurred when a team van collided with a car after pulling out of a hotel’s driveway.
Police and fire spokesmen said either three or four people affiliated with the Giants were hurt and taken to a hospital, while Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter says six Giants minor league players were transported.
Police Sgt. Mark Clark said none of the injuries was life-threatening.
Monday, November 04, 2013
The future is highly uncertain for outfielder Gustavo Cabrera, the Giants’ prized signee from last year’s international free-agent class, after he sustained a horrific right wrist injury in the Dominican Republic.
Baseball America’s Ben Badler broke the story and saw pictures of the injury, which he described as “gruesome” and “graphic.”
“Cabrera appeared to nearly lose his right hand,” Badler wrote.
Bobby Murcer ain’t gonna like this one bit…oh, wait…and wait again.
Major League Baseball would help the Oakland A’s move across the bay and play at rival Giants’ AT&T Park in San Francisco if Coliseum officials don’t come to terms on a new short-term lease for the team, sources tell us.
The A’s two-year home stint at AT&T Park, which would start next season, would probably be the first step toward moving the team out of the Bay Area.
The league’s hardball warning was passed on to Coliseum officials at a closed-door meeting by Jon Streeter, the San Francisco attorney who is representing the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority in the stadium lease negotiations.
We’re told MLB is also demanding that the Coliseum give the A’s just a two-year lease extension - not the five- to eight-year deal the authority has been pushing.
The short-term lease would give the A’s more flexibility should the team’s owners swing a deal to move to San Jose - or beyond.
The sticking point in the Coliseum negotiations hasn’t been the length of the lease so much as the money from food and beverage concessions. Under their old lease, the A’s managed the concessions for all sporting events at the stadium, including for the Raiders, and they got a major share of the revenue - terms the Coliseum Authority wants to change in its favor.
The talks have dragged on for more than two years. Now, however, the Coliseum’s governing board - which includes two Oakland City Council members and two Alameda County supervisors - is definitely feeling the heat.
“Now we have to do this lease quickly because Major League Baseball has injected itself into the conversations,” said one board member, who like our other sources asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the talks.
Posted: November 04, 2013 at 04:35 AM | 85 comment(s)
Thursday, July 11, 2013
This morning on KNBR Sergio Romo ruffled some feathers by not pulling any punches about how he feels about the media.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
This last question is raised by the lawsuit recently filed against the league by San Jose. The city wants to build a downtown ballpark to host the Oakland Athletics, a fine team playing in a mausoleum that is less than two-thirds full on a good day.
The city complains that the league has blocked the A’s relocation, relying on an old agreement placing San Jose’s home county of Santa Clara within the exclusive “operating territory” of the San Francisco Giants.
San Jose’s move to the courthouse puts baseball Commissioner Bud Selig in a tight spot. He can allow the A’s to move, thus sparking the Giants’ ire and possibly opening the door to a land rush of ballclubs looking for more lucrative homes. Or he can resist, placing the league’s antitrust exemption at risk in a trial. For four years he’s been promising to decide whether to allow the owners to vote on the San Jose plan, with very little visible resolution.
the above is from the article. I don’t know how to highlight that part anymore since the submission process is still confusing to me. anyway, maury brown is quoted later in the article.
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