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TALK OF A'S MOVE SPARKS MUCH TALK IN S.F. BAY AREA

          A's Owners Steve Schott and Ken Hofmann "will not move
     the team from the Bay Area," according to columnist Glenn
     Dickey of the S.F. CHRONICLE, who wrote that "if they decide
     to sell to owners in another city, their lease requires that
     they first put the team up for sale to possible local buyers
     for six months."  Dickey wrote that a winning, exciting team
     will bring fans back to the ballpark, "but they won't return
     if there's constant speculation that the owners are so
     unhappy they may move the team" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 3/23).
          SAY JOSE? In San Jose, Bryant & Kurtzman wrote that a
     "small group of baseball enthusiasts" told Santa Clara, CA,
     City Council members that it "will present a plan within a
     month to build a stadium" for the A's (MERCURY NEWS, 3/19).
     ...In S.F., Bruce Jenkins said an A's-to-San-Jose move "will
     never happen" as the Giants own the territorial rights:
     "Some say that territorial agreement is flimsy, but if the
     Giants go to court, they'll win" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 3/21).  

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