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REED BETWEEN THE LINES: San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said of why his city sued MLB in an effort to get the A's to move to the market, "We have to knock these so-called territorial restrictions out of the park so we can get back to the possibility of getting a team." Reed, appearing on ESPN.com's "Behind the Dish" podcast, said the end game of the lawsuit is to "knock the territorial restrictions out so that a future mayor, a future council could have an opportunity to get a baseball team without having to worry about the territorial restrictions." Reed said he requested a meeting with MLB's Blue Ribbon Panel handling the A's issue, but the panel said that "we have nothing new to tell you." Reed added the MLB league office "refused to say anything." Reed: "I just finally concluded we're never going to get an answer, this is going nowhere and I need to look out for the rights of the people of San Jose so four-and-a-half years of waiting was just a little too much" ("Behind the Dish," ESPN.com, 6/25).