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Well, if that does happen I guess I won't be going to too many games. I couldn't imagine getting on the BART all the way to Fremont. It's so easy for me to just get on at the Fruitvale station and get right off at the next stop, or park my car at a parking lot at my own conveinance. I hope Mr. Wolff doesn't consider this. Suburbian ballparks are not in and you hardly see any of the newer parks getting built in a surburban type of setting. If the A's move to Fremont, then Santa Clara and San Jose kinda get what they want because Fremont is closer to them than it is to us here in Oakland.
Just don't get excited with this Fremont deal. There is no deal and there is nothing new about
"Las vegas A's" was in the plans all along , this is the feeling i get, watch in next 6 months there will be news of a retractable baseball stadium being built 3 blocks offf strip even though "no team is moving as of yet", right!!!!!!! wolff is no dummie he spent what 2 yrs scouring the east bay for a site then says oakland parking lot then all of a sudden he learns it cannot be done , bullshit the first thing a developer does is find out if other tennants would have any prob with construction ect....
Well sactodave, you may be correct on the great interest MLB may have in all that $$$$$ but you're also correct when you said MLB is a mafia...and we all know gambling is very much in the hands of mafiosos...and they may not like to have MLB mafia encroaching and stealing away potential gamblers who would be sitting at a ballpark eating hotdogs instead of losing their gold coins at the casinos.
Not only that but the television market in LV is not even comparable to OAK/E-Bay. They could sell out the stadium every night but it would not be enough without the TV rev.
My question is, if not Oakland, where? Mike Crowley has even been quoted as saying that the A's may have no choice but to stay in Oakland.
Hey David Alioto...if you read this...
If i was the Coliseum Authority, reading all these tea leaves... I'd have emergency injunction paperwork already typed and sitting on a shelf to try and prevent a Robert Irsay moving-trucks-at-midnight type of move.
Until I see more positive words from Wolff or anybody in the A's organization about staying in Oakland or building a park in Oakland, these guys are weasels who have no backbones with the way they are handling this mess.
I second that.
I third that.
i fourth that
Las Vegas A's
was he a carpetbagger?
The trouble with calling Wolff a carpetbagger, even if true, is that historically, a carpetbagger was a DAMN YANKEE!
hmmmmm...hows 'bout scalawag ;')
J. Goebbles = propaganda = lies deciet, untruth , MLB , 2 A's owners.
Nice formula, Sacto. Where did you get your Mathletics degree?
I see that Sacto has switched gears, from harping
i can go back to beane if you want
no, this is fine.
Substance ppppppppppppppplease. Where is a park proposed in Fremont? General Motors has already said no. Pacific Commons is far away from public transportation and the developers there are building a massive shopping center and an auto mall since it is located on Auto Mall Parkway.
Interestingly enough, according to this article, Wolff contacted fremont a year ago, and expressed interest in building a baseball village in Fremont. He even sent the mayor an email expressing those exact interests. So, why did he hold a press conference in August of last year saying Oakland was priority 1?
I was never fooled by him and wished all along I would be eating crow one day soon...
Go back and look at the beginning of this thread. It started almost exactly a year ago. Note Rono's comment on the Pacific Commons site--too far away from BART.
If I'm a Fremont taxpayer, this is the part that would worry me ...
Looks like Fremonts budget is in pretty bad shape, and still no deal with Cisco.
According to this article, if Santa Clara county voters approve the sales tax increase for trasnportation, Bart will be extended to San Jose, and according to Bart spokesman, that would have a direct effect on the completion of the Warm Springs bart station.
Another interesting article from the Mercury News.
As to jesse's post above:
Fremont still on the top of the A's list as Coliseum and A's talk about extending current lease:
raiderjohn, did you notice the date on that article? It's from April. For some reason, that article is still linked on the Inside Bay Area front page.
Enough with this Las Vegas stuff. There will never be ANY major leauge baseball team in Las Vegas.
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