Baseball Weekly Says A's to be sold
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| By linusalf on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 11:06 am:|
This was in this weeks issue of Baseball Weekly:
A's owners Steve Schott and Ken Hoffman are keeping it quiet, but are tantalizingly close to selling the franchise to a group of Bay Area investors. The sale would allow A's general manager Billy Beane a chance to get out of his contract and find a better deal there or elsewhere...
| By kbailey3131 on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 11:08 am:|
Why is this so secret?
| By kevink on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 11:11 am:|
It seems like it this were true, Billy would be more interested in staying given that he won't have to work for Schottman. I hope the A's do get sold but I see now reason why Selig would approve this sale and not the others that have arisen.
| By me_94501 on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 02:54 pm:|
"...a group of Bay Area investors."
I like the sound of that.
| By bruin on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 04:48 pm:|
Depends if it's East Bay or South Bay.
| By diamond_lil on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 05:11 pm:|
You are correct bruin.
If the group is from the South Bay, then forgedahbouid...
But it is encouraging that for the first time somebody from the National media mentioned that there is a project for a baseball ballpark in Oakland...
| By gregorymark on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 05:16 pm:|
I think Bad Bud has made up his mind that the A's cannot be "competitive" (i.e., a cash-cow for the owners of visiting teams) in the Bay Area. I'd be surprised if he allows anyone to buy the A's who intends to keep them in the Bay Area.
This is a waiting game. Who will be eliminated first? The Oakland A's, or Bud Selig?
| By bubba69 on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 06:10 pm:|
I vote for Bud!!!!!
| By renoasfan on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 06:40 pm:|
The question is...how do you oust Bud????
I get really nervous at the sound of a sale (for the fact that we could get some yahoo who wants to relocate or something).
This is SUCH a double edged sword
| By darth2900 on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 08:09 am:|
I think it is more like a double edged light saber. Too bad we can't convince the Maloof's, who own the Sacramento Kings, to get into the baseball world too. They are great owners.
| By gregorymark on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 10:03 am:|
Don't the Maloofs have a connection with Vegas?
Here we go......New A's owner, "Mark Cuban"!!!! That would be SICK!!!
Al Davis ;)
| By darth2900 on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 11:10 am:|
Yeah the Maloof's wn casino's so it would never happen... Makr Cuban would rule too, ha. Al Davis can just stay as far away from the A's as possible.
| By bubba69 on Monday, February 18, 2002 - 07:13 am:|
Silver and Black A's Uni's???
Think about it..Al Davis would scare the shit out of Bud Selig!!!
| By kevink on Monday, February 18, 2002 - 12:44 pm:|
Forget that! I don't want Al or the silver and black.
I want a winning team, green and gold, white shoes, RICKEY, and the A'S IN OAKLAND!
| By bubba69 on Monday, February 18, 2002 - 12:49 pm:|
I was just saying.....
| By me_94501 on Wednesday, February 20, 2002 - 04:48 pm:|
Baseball Weekly's Bob Nightengale still contends that a sale is near.
| By gregorymark on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 10:23 am:|
Bob Nightengale also said a sale would be announced in December, and it didn't happen.
| By diamond_lil on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 11:30 am:|
Hey, predicting the sale of the A's is like your
local west coast meteorological report...the jet stream changes from one moment to another and it's very hard to predict when the rains will finally come. So Nightengale keeps predicting but he can't tell when :')
| By gregorymark on Friday, February 22, 2002 - 01:59 pm:|
In other words, one of these years, Nightengale will be correct.
| By diamond_lil on Friday, February 22, 2002 - 03:22 pm:|
or...like we do with weather men...
he'll be dead wrong, but we'll forget the prediction :')