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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Athletics negotiating 5 year lease

The Oakland A’s are headed to the playoffs and now there is word that the team will stay in Oakland for the next five years.

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:39 AM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Shredder Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:05 AM (#4252321)
Well, I guess you have to take the good news with the bad news.
   2. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:06 AM (#4252326)
This is not good news? People really want to A's to move to Fremont or San Jose? I honestly have no clue about the popularity of the move.
   3. Shredder Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:08 AM (#4252328)
This is not good news? People really want to A's to move to Fremont or San Jose? I honestly have no clue about the popularity of the move.
I don't know, honestly. I'm just in favor of things that tick off A's fans. :) Though I'm definitely rooting for them today.
   4. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:10 AM (#4252333)
This is not good news?

Shredder is a fan of a team desperate to move to a larger urban sprawl just down the road, too. Thanks for caring!

Anyway this is fine. It would take that long to build a ballpark in Oakland or San Jose or wherever, anyway. Let's just focus on the games for a couple of more weeks (hopefully!).
   5. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:11 AM (#4252336)
Though I'm definitely rooting for them today.

Thanks! Clearly the Rangers are the team of evil in the division. Sort of the anti-Mariners.
   6. Shredder Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:20 AM (#4252349)
Shredder is a fan of a team desperate to move to a larger urban sprawl just down the road, too. Thanks for caring!
I'm not sure the urban sprawl is really any larger in Industry. OC may be hemmed in by the ocean, but the San Gabriel Valley is equally hemmed in by the mountains. And for the record, I couldn't care less if they move or stay in Anaheim, though if I still lived there, I'd be very much in favor of them moving closer to Pasadena.
   7. Hit by Pitch Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:33 AM (#4252366)
Does anybody know what the annual rent would be for this type of a deal?
   8. Hack Wilson Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:41 AM (#4252378)
The last time I went to that ballpark I thought it was fine. Clearly better than the ballpark across the Bay. That was 1974. I'm sure it has aged very well.

   9. Flynn Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:45 AM (#4252384)
It would be interesting if the Raiders never moved back. It was a very nice stadium for the early 90s and it is not especially well maintained. Concrete just stays stained after a while, but the place could be cleaner.
   10. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:45 AM (#4252386)
I wouldnt mind if they moved down to SJ because it would be closer to where I live. That being said it would be nice if there is a feasible plan in Oakland and not a pie in the sky.
   11. Gamingboy Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:49 AM (#4252396)
Maybe the Raiders will move to LA (again) and Oakland will be able to demolish Mount Davis and do extensive remodeling like Anaheim did..... although I've heard it'll probably be the Chargers...
   12. Anonymous Observer Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:51 AM (#4252399)
Well, there goes any chance of the A's competing in the next 5 years...
   13. AROM Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:52 AM (#4252403)
Though I'm definitely rooting for them today.


I don't have a preference for either team, but I'm rooting the battle to last 25 innings before the loser gets on a plane to Baltimore.
   14. Charlie O Posted: October 03, 2012 at 12:11 PM (#4252422)
Interesting opinions here with respect to the A.L. West rivalries. I've been an A's fan since the 60s but I don't have any dislike for the other teams in the division. If the A's are eliminated, I generally root for whichever A.L. West team advances. The Angels took a step up with me for beating the Giants in 2002 and the Rangers took a step down for losing to the Giants in 2010.
   15. Charlie O Posted: October 03, 2012 at 12:16 PM (#4252430)
I don't have a preference for either team, but I'm rooting the battle to last 25 innings before the loser gets on a plane to Baltimore.


I'm not sure how the tie-breakers work out with Texas and Baltimore but I'm pretty sure if the A's and O's both lose today, the O's will be getting on a plane to Oakland. If the O's win and the A's lose, the A's go to Baltimore.
   16. Shredder Posted: October 03, 2012 at 12:18 PM (#4252432)
Interesting opinions here with respect to the A.L. West rivalries. I've been an A's fan since the 60s but I don't have any dislike for the other teams in the division.
My like/dislike for each team rises and falls with their fortunes. I currently hate the Rangers, but don't feel much animosity toward the Mariners. That could easily be flipped in a few years. But with the Rangers, my level of hatred is accentuated by the classlessness (or perhaps cluelessness) of their manager and certain players.
   17. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: October 03, 2012 at 12:26 PM (#4252438)
I don't have a preference for either team, but I'm rooting the battle to last 25 innings before the loser gets on a plane to Baltimore.

I never knew you were a Yankee fan.
   18. PreservedFish Posted: October 03, 2012 at 12:31 PM (#4252441)
The AL West is my favorite division. Probably the only one where I have no natural antipathy for any of the teams.
   19. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 03, 2012 at 01:30 PM (#4252517)
the classlessness (or perhaps cluelessness) of their manager


What do you have against Wash?
   20. Shredder Posted: October 03, 2012 at 01:42 PM (#4252528)
What do you have against Wash?
This:
The win did nothing to take the sting out of relinquishing the division title the Angels held five of the previous six seasons -- particularly when Rangers manager Ron Washington played to the home crowd with several in-game substitutions.

After the fifth inning, the Rangers' starting lineup took the field for the sixth. Washington then sent out replacements for four players (Elvis Andrus, Michael Young, Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler) so that the PA announcer could trumpet each substitution, triggering ovations from the crowd -- and some grumbling in the Angels' dugout.

"You have some guys who thought it was maybe a little over the top," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "It's their party and they certainly deserved and earned the right to celebrate however they want to and push their way on to the playoffs."

Scioscia dismissed it as "a non-issue," but he did acknowledge that it was not something he had ever done after the Angels clinched a division title.

"It was a little weird," Angels starter Dan Haren said. "The thing is, I didn't know if there was any history. I was just wondering if this was something we had done before to them.

"It seemed like a bit out of the ordinary. I feel bad for their pitcher. He had to stand out there for like five minutes. Then he gives up a home run to the first batter he faced (a tie-breaking solo home run by Peter Bourjos) and ends up taking the loss."

There is plenty of history between the Angels and Rangers -- including Kinsler's ill-advised taunt ("Get off our field") caught on camera after an early-season sweep of the Angels in 2009.

"It doesn't matter if it bothers me or not," Angels outfielder Torii Hunter said of watching the Rangers revel in their first division title since 1999. "What are we going to do? Cry?"

When Vladimir Guerrero came up in the bottom of the sixth with no one on and one out, Haren made his distaste for the dramatics obvious.

Washington waited until Guerrero was at home plate before pulling him for a pinch hitter, giving the DH a chance to take his bow. Haren's first pitch to pinch hitter Matt Treanor was behind him.
MLB is not the NBA.
   21. smileyy Posted: October 03, 2012 at 02:23 PM (#4252587)
[7] Its hard to find comparables in the area. I remember how dreadful it was the last time I looked for a 0 bedroom / 200 bathroom apartment.
   22. zachtoma Posted: October 03, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4252762)
The Oakland A's are a real baseball team, they deserve a real baseball stadium in which to play.

This game is just starting to get exciting btw, A's-Rangers, it's on MLB Network.
   23. zachtoma Posted: October 03, 2012 at 05:06 PM (#4252780)
Coco Crisp just came up and they cut to a bunch of fans in the stands doin' the Bernie in unison, awesome. And now Coco just hit a 2-run double to tie the game at 5, seriously, watch this one.
   24. ajnrules Posted: October 03, 2012 at 07:23 PM (#4253092)
I bet when Moneyball 2 comes out about this 2012 season, Rangers will be portrayed as a stuck-up organization out to squash the hopes and dreams of small market teams everywhere, kind of like what the Yankees are.
   25. Quaker Posted: October 03, 2012 at 07:37 PM (#4253108)
Shouldn't the headline read "Division Champion A's Negotiation 5 Year Lease?"
   26. TerpNats Posted: October 03, 2012 at 07:43 PM (#4253126)
Would Nats vs. A's be the ultimate "feel good" World Series?
   27. Quaker Posted: October 03, 2012 at 08:20 PM (#4253171)
I would say yes if not for the existence of Joey B.
   28. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 03, 2012 at 08:23 PM (#4253174)
I bet when Moneyball 2 comes out about this 2012 season, Rangers will be portrayed as a stuck-up organization out to squash the hopes and dreams of small market teams everywhere, kind of like what the Yankees are.

"Hey Wash, is it easy to imagine a situation where your juggernaut of a team doesn't win the division?"
"It's incredibly hard."
   29. dr. scott Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:55 PM (#4253357)
I'm thinking the CS's should be A's-O's and Giants - Nats.

The danger of an all regional non yankees World Series would cause a shortage of anti- anxiety medication wherever Fox sports execs travel.
   30. sardonic Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:57 PM (#4253359)

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