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, April 11, 2013

Mercury News: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig rebuffs San Jose mayor’s meeting request

SAN JOSE—Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has brushed back San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s formal request last week for a personal meeting to resolve issues holding up the Oakland A’s desired move to his city.

And Selig in his April 4 response added that Reed’s reference in an April 2 letter to “additional litigation” over the proposed A’s move “is neither productive nor consistent with process that the Athletics have initiated under our rules.”

Selig wrote that the committee he appointed more than four years ago to study the A’s plan for a downtown San Jose ballpark has been in “frequent contact” with the city.

“If you believe there is additional information that Major League Baseball should consider in completing its assessment,” Selig wrote, “the best way to proceed at this time continues to be for you to contact Robert Starkey or other members of the committee.”

Reed said Wednesday that he would follow the commissioner’s suggestion to set up a meeting with Starkey, a sports consultant and former accountant who had worked with Selig on stadium issues for the Minnesota Twins. Reed called it encouraging to get a response from the commissioner.

“It’s movement, it’s a little something,” Reed said. “I’d just like to have that conversation. What are the problems?”

JE (Jason) Posted: April 11, 2013 at 12:47 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: athletics, giants, relocation, territorial rights

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. Steve Treder Posted: April 11, 2013 at 07:34 PM (#4411218)
"It's movement, it's a little something," Reed said. "I'd just like to have that conversation. What are the problems?"


Seriously, Mayor Reed? You don't know what the problems are?
   2. Squash Posted: April 11, 2013 at 09:15 PM (#4411290)
Clearly the city of San Jose sees itself as Giants territory.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
A triple short of the cycle
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - November 2014
(1049 - 6:44pm, Nov 24)
Last: Into the Void

NewsblogBig Unit, Pedro, Smoltz headline Hall of Fame ballot
(30 - 6:40pm, Nov 24)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOTP Politics November 2014: Mets Deny Bias in Ticket Official’s Firing
(4383 - 6:39pm, Nov 24)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(77 - 6:38pm, Nov 24)
Last: andrewberg

NewsblogESPN Suspends Keith Law From Twitter For Defending Evolution
(156 - 6:38pm, Nov 24)
Last: JAHV

NewsblogRed Sox trying for mega-free agent double play: Panda and Hanley - CBSSports.com
(149 - 6:31pm, Nov 24)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(8661 - 6:30pm, Nov 24)
Last: JL

NewsblogSandoval agrees to Red Sox deal, as Boston looks for free agent sweep - CBSSports.com
(30 - 6:26pm, Nov 24)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogFemale Sportswriter Asks: 'Why Are All My Twitter Followers Men?' | ThinkProgress
(157 - 6:25pm, Nov 24)
Last: bunyon

NewsblogRays name managerial finalists: Cash, Ibanez, Wakamatsu | Tampa Bay Times
(15 - 6:13pm, Nov 24)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogJosh Willingham to retire
(1 - 6:01pm, Nov 24)
Last: Win Big Stein's Money

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-24-2014
(15 - 5:47pm, Nov 24)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogStanton Losing About $141 Million of Record Deal to Taxes - Bloomberg
(57 - 5:47pm, Nov 24)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogOT:  Soccer (the Round, True Football), November 2014
(458 - 5:36pm, Nov 24)
Last: Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine

NewsblogSources: Kyle Seager nearing $100 million extension with Mariners - Yahoo Sports
(29 - 5:17pm, Nov 24)
Last: toratoratora

Page rendered in 0.2030 seconds
53 querie(s) executed