When is Jerry Brown gonna finally give in???
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When is the Oakland Mayor gonna finally give in and just settle something with Steve Schott? It seem as if they both have some kind of pride issues. Jerry Brown is too proud to apporach the A's and Steve Schott is too proud to approach the city. They just need to give it up because it's ridiculous.
| By oaktownfan on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 06:27 am:|
It has nothing to do with pride. Neither really cares about the A's in Oakland in the future.
Brown is all about building developments downtown and could care less if one of the sports teams moves out of Oakland. Hell, he hasn't yet approached Chris Cohan to changed the name of the Warriors from GS to Oakland. Knowing that the city has paid for most if not all of the 150+ million to renovate the arena, you'd think the mayor would have somthing to say to the owner who doesn't want his team to represent the city that gave his team a new arena and practice facility in the past decade. Now, if the other counties or cities had pony up some of the money, then fine keep the GS name; but they didn't so I see no reason why there is still a GS Warriors.
Schott has already made it clear he thinks the future of the A's don't belong in Oakland. Plain and simple, it's nothing to do with pride, he's just a total jackass who's taken millions from this city while publicly stating he doesn't want to stay even though the city and fans have bent backwards to keep the team in Oakland for the seeable future.
I read on this board a while ago that even when Brown hinted of building a new park in Oakland, Schott never came to him when I think Brown gave an invitation to him to seek viable spots to build a new park in Oakland. That tells you all you want from the current A's owners.
| By eyleenn on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 09:45 am:|
If Schitt had any interest in staying in Oakland and building a new stadium, he would have at least sent a freaking representative to the City Council meetings when the City hired HOK 2 years ago to determine the best sites for a new park.
| By simplefan on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:51 pm:|
Jerry Brown will give a shit when he is not Mayor of Oakland!
Lets not vote him in back up in Sac for Attorney General!