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, May 17, 2012

ESPN/AP - Bud Selig: A’s future up to owner

Asked whether he would approve a move by Oakland, Selig said “it just depends on where they’re moving to.”

The Non-Catching Molina (sjs1959) Posted: May 17, 2012 at 02:00 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: athletics, bud selig

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. TerpNats Posted: May 17, 2012 at 02:48 PM (#4134077)
Ladies and gentlemen, get ready (eventually) for...the Carolina Athletics (resulting in the Kansas City Royals heading to the AL West and Toronto Blue Jays to the AL Central).
   2. Brian C won't explain his handle Posted: May 17, 2012 at 03:01 PM (#4134090)
Ladies and gentlemen, get ready (eventually) for...the Carolina Athletics...

I dunno, shouldn't they have to make an interim stop somewhere in the central US before arriving back east? I'm thinking that 13 years or so of the "Memphis Athletics" is in order.
   3. A triple short of the cycle Posted: May 17, 2012 at 03:27 PM (#4134123)
What happened to the "Blue Ribbon Panel" ?
   4. Khrushin it bro Posted: May 17, 2012 at 04:13 PM (#4134165)
BOO!
   5. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: May 17, 2012 at 04:25 PM (#4134180)
There's nothing left for the blue ribbon panel to analyze, as the move to San Jose appears to be basically dead.

If I were an Oakland sports fan, I would be crossing my fingers and desperately hoping that the Coliseum City Project happens in the near future. Because if it doesn't, the city might very well end up losing all of its teams.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 17, 2012 at 04:25 PM (#4134181)
Ladies and gentlemen, get ready (eventually) for...the Carolina Athletics...


All the Bobcats fans that don't show up to basketball games can not show up to baseball games!
   7.  Shoeless Swedish Chef Posted: May 17, 2012 at 04:42 PM (#4134196)
This is going to end up with Death Valley Athletics, isn't it?
   8. Tom (and his broom) Posted: May 17, 2012 at 05:05 PM (#4134216)
Death Valley Athletics,


Close enough, the Las Vegas A's...
   9. Khrushin it bro Posted: May 17, 2012 at 05:18 PM (#4134220)
Santa Barbara A's
   10. Squash Posted: May 17, 2012 at 05:29 PM (#4134226)
This reminds me of a boss I once had who didn't want to be called on to make any hard decisions or intervene as the authority figure when things got tough. Bud (literally and figuratively), you're the boss. That's why you get the big paycheck. Sooner or later you've either got to ram it through or get the current ownership to sell, as this group is never, ever going to get a ballpark in Oakland.
   11. bobm Posted: May 17, 2012 at 05:30 PM (#4134227)
FTFA:
With the Houston Astros switching to the American League next year, MLB also is working on a new schedule format that provides season-long interleague play. Selig said it's possible baseball could retain six interleague games between rivals, such as the New York Yankees and Mets, the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, the A's and the Giants, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels.

"The fans like it," Selig said. "When your fans like something, you have to be responsive to that and sensitive to it."


#### you Bud. The extra rivals games make no sense in a wild card era.


Rob Manfred, MLB's executive vice president of labor relations, also gave MLB's first explanation for last week's decision to fire Shyam Das, the arbitrator who in February overturned a 50-game suspension for NL MVP Ryan Braun following a positive drug test. Braun's lawyers argued his urine sample wasn't handled as specified in baseball's drug agreement.

"Shyam served for 13 years. That's a very long time," Manfred said. "He's a very high-quality arbitrator. We made a decision to exercise our contractual right to make a change. There's nothing more to that."


Sure. "He's proven to be high quality, so we fired him."
   12. DanO Posted: May 17, 2012 at 05:37 PM (#4134231)
Los Angeles A's of Burbank.
   13. Rafael Bellylard: The Grinch of Orlando. Posted: May 17, 2012 at 05:39 PM (#4134232)
The Sacratomato A's.
   14. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 17, 2012 at 05:50 PM (#4134242)
Rebirth of the Mission Reds.
Just move them to the hipster neighborhood, pay them extra to grow beards, the tickets practically sell themselves!
   15. base ball chick Posted: May 17, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4134260)
What good would selling the team do? i mean unless the new ownership wants to buy themselves their own ballpark like the giants because it sure looks to me as if bud ain't gonna be able to do what it takes to get the As to san jose or some other place where there isn't already existing good public transportation.

Maybe they could move to montreal...

it's a little interesting to see who buddy boy backs and does not back - not sure why exactly he has all this massive LUUUVVV for wilpons and not his old friend wollf
   16. Cris E Posted: May 18, 2012 at 10:11 AM (#4134784)
A new owner with a some combination of more money, better connections to the San Jose business community, better connections to bud, and maybe the willingness to mix it up in the courts could get a stadium built. Wolff has probably made it clear behind the scenes that he won't be spending any money, so bud can't really go to bat for him if Lew can't carry his end of stadium spending and/or a market swapping settlement with the Giants. That's really what's holding things up: if the two teams sat down over lunch with bud and said "Money can fix this" then he'd help negotiate something like WAS and BAL. But it'll be expensive, and if Wolff can't fund that and a park then there's no point in bud wasting effort on the whole thing.
   17. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 18, 2012 at 10:22 AM (#4134794)
"The fans like it," Selig said.


I'm sure I'll be a big fan of the Pirates' games against their designated rival, as soon as they're assigned one...

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
James Kannengieser
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 May 23: Baseball owners hear from Democratic, Republican strategists
(1504 - 6:00am, May 31)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT: NBA Playoffs Thread 2016
(2907 - 4:29am, May 31)
Last: stevegamer

NewsblogStew Thornley's macabre adventure: Visiting every dead baseball Hall of Famer's grave
(58 - 3:29am, May 31)
Last: Fadeaway: The Baseball History Podcast

NewsblogDid the Tigers throw games in 1917 to help the White Sox win the pennant?
(9 - 2:43am, May 31)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogHow are you liking the decision to keep Matt Wieters now? - BaltimoreBaseball.com
(4 - 2:27am, May 31)
Last: DFA

NewsblogPadres discussing potential James Shields trade with White Sox | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
(26 - 2:13am, May 31)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogMLB has lost its way with replay, Chase Utley Rule
(59 - 1:50am, May 31)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk

NewsblogSyndergaard ejection exposes MLB's lack of consistency | FOX Sports
(37 - 12:10am, May 31)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 5-30-16
(99 - 11:45pm, May 30)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

Gonfalon CubsRegression and Perspective
(20 - 11:18pm, May 30)
Last: Meatwad

Sox TherapyMore About Guys Who Are Not Major Leaguers
(26 - 9:53pm, May 30)
Last: Norcan

NewsblogRoyals rally to top White Sox for series sweep | MLB.com
(5 - 9:48pm, May 30)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

Sox TherapyFeeling A Draft
(5 - 8:52pm, May 30)
Last: Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate')

NewsblogCardinals notes: Punishment for hacking 'unlikely' before this June's draft | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
(8 - 7:56pm, May 30)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogYu Darvish wins in return to Major Leagues | MLB.com
(10 - 4:13pm, May 30)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

Page rendered in 0.3411 seconds
49 querie(s) executed