Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bud Selig on A’s stadium ” I would like to move faster.”

SAN FRANCISCO—As the San Francisco Giants play in the World Series for the second time in three years, their owners continue to object to the Oakland Athletics’ plan to move to San Jose. Commissioner Bud Selig is in town, so he will face the question of why he has not approved or rejected the A’s plan in the 43 months since he took the matter under advisement.

“And I would like to be taller..but that isn’t going to be happening either”

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 25, 2012 at 06:54 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: athletics, giants

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: October 26, 2012 at 12:04 AM (#4283935)
Like Tampa, the A's need a new stadium to be competitive.
   2. Bhaakon Posted: October 26, 2012 at 12:16 AM (#4283939)
And like Miami, a new stadium may not be enough.
   3. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: October 26, 2012 at 12:27 AM (#4283946)
I wish Bud would move faster to find a full-time commissioner. Funny how that lucrative interim position worked out for ya, eh Budski?
   4. ThisElevatorIsDrivingMeUpTheWall Posted: October 26, 2012 at 03:13 PM (#4284438)
If he wants to move faster, I'm pretty sure Jim Bowden has a segway lying around that he doesn't use anymore.
   5. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 26, 2012 at 03:24 PM (#4284444)
"I would like to move faster. Why does a team have to wait until its stadium is 20 years old before extorting the city for a new one? Why not every 10 years?"
   6. esseff Posted: October 26, 2012 at 03:42 PM (#4284458)
One can only conclude that the situation is intractable. Which would suggest the inevitability of the one thing MLB can't abide: member vs. member litigation.

   7. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 26, 2012 at 07:00 PM (#4284632)
its going to have to come down to litigation because when the Giants win the World Series , their position is going to be intractable since they are already the darlings of the local media. its not like they have to try very hard to court public opinion. For someone who doesn't live in the Bay Area that moves here for the first time, you would think the A's already play in another market for the amount of coverage they get.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Randy Jones
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRays denied consideration of re-negotiated lease by St. Petersburg City Council
(48 - 5:25am, Apr 01)
Last: Flynn

NewsblogSadly, We've Lost Another Primate
(102 - 5:13am, Apr 01)
Last: CFiJ

NewsblogAltoona Curve introduce Jabba the Hutt jerseys for Star Wars night
(6 - 4:41am, Apr 01)
Last: Cabbage

NewsblogWhite Sox offer $29 early-season plan
(24 - 4:12am, Apr 01)
Last: What's the realistic upside, RMc?

NewsblogWho is the best player in baseball? The most overrated? We poll 117 major leaguers to find out.
(27 - 3:54am, Apr 01)
Last: Trundle the Great

NewsblogNeyer: Ortiz isn't a bad guy -- or a Hall of Famer
(20 - 3:50am, Apr 01)
Last: Wilhelm's Floating Lebenswelt

NewsblogMacnow: Phillies' Ryne Sandberg is wrong man for wrong team
(36 - 3:14am, Apr 01)
Last: Rob_Wood

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(1525 - 1:46am, Apr 01)
Last: Into the Void

NewsblogSean Doolittle's girlfriend will buy your tickets to A's Pride Night
(28 - 1:26am, Apr 01)
Last: Dan The Mediocre

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(853 - 12:45am, Apr 01)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with Wife!)

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(3777 - 12:07am, Apr 01)
Last: Joey B.

NewsblogReds open breast-feeding suite at the ballpark
(100 - 11:12pm, Mar 31)
Last: RickG

NewsblogThe MLBPA Has a Problem | FanGraphs Baseball
(42 - 10:19pm, Mar 31)
Last: Best Dressed Chicken in Town

NewsblogDefiant CC Sabathia doesn’t give a ‘f–k’ about poor spring outings | New York Post
(252 - 10:10pm, Mar 31)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogAn Analysis of a Broken Bat Home Run
(2 - 9:32pm, Mar 31)
Last: boteman

Page rendered in 0.1672 seconds
48 querie(s) executed