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San Jose Seeks Quick Resolution Of MLB Lawsuit, With Possible Ruling By Summer
Published January 30, 2014
TIME TO GO? The S.F. Chronicle's Susan Slusser said of A’s ownership, "They don’t want to sell the team so they don’t have to, and I think they see San Jose as the market, which is understandable. It’s the heart of Silicon Valley. There is a very nice location that they have identified downtown near the hockey arena, good transportation, so I think they look at that and say the pieces are in place here for a very nice site and a nice new stadium.” Slusser said of the idea of the A’s staying in Oakland, "We know of the problems at the Coliseum, especially after last year. Oakland has come up with a couple different ideas but it’s unclear if there’s the money, if there’s the political will. Oakland has, obviously, other things to worry about besides a baseball stadium and I’m not sure that the current A’s ownership group really believes that anything can get done in Oakland in that time frame and they still own the team and they like San Jose." She noted of the A's ownership group, "They're, obviously, on the MLB portion of the legal part, which is really interesting. They're defendants in this technically so they can’t say anything but they made their preference for San Jose clear in previous years" (“Hot Stove,” MLB Network, 1/27).