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2013 Oakland A's thread

  • IT21
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Not getting my hopes up.. I know our ownership doesn't wan tto stay in Oakland

but

Oakland pushing waterfront site for new ballpark

A group looking to keep the A's in Oakland has released new plans for a $500 million ballpark at the Port of Oakland, just west of Jack London Square.

According to a San Francisco Chronicle report, Oakland leaders – including mayor Jean Quan -- see the proposed site as the best option for keeping the team from leaving the city and moving to San Jose. Leading the proposal for the 38,000-seat waterfront ballpark is Clorox chairman and CEO Don Knauss and former Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream boss T. Gary Rogers.
http://www.csnbayarea.com/athletics/oakland-pushing-waterfront-site-new-ballpark





God dammit Lew just sell the team
^ another jean quan pipe dream that conveniently shirks the issue of dealing with the all-powerful and obstructive SF Bay Conservation & Development Commission as well as the steep prerequisites if the California Environmental Quality Act, both of which are also the bugbears that the proposed warriors arena in SF must hurdle

don't get ur hopes up...I see it mainly as a reelection ploy of JQ, as is her equally nebulous touting of Coliseum City
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Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
^ another jean quan pipe dream that conveniently shirks the issue of dealing with the all-powerful and obstructive SF Bay Conservation & Development Commission as well as the steep prerequisites if the California Environmental Quality Act, both of which are also the bugbears that the proposed warriors arena in SF must hurdle

don't get ur hopes up...I see it mainly as a reelection ploy of JQ, as is her equally nebulous touting of Coliseum City

I agree with everything you said
It is a pipe dream and it's oakland pretending like they're trying to keep the A's
It is nothing much more than a dream, but damn that would be such a cool location for a stadium. I didn't care about the Niners going to Santa Clara, but I really don't want to see the East Bay lose the A's. Or the Warriors. I hope they stay in Oakland, but would settle for a suburb if that's what it took to keep them.
Originally posted by DelCed2486:
It is nothing much more than a dream, but damn that would be such a cool location for a stadium. I didn't care about the Niners going to Santa Clara, but I really don't want to see the East Bay lose the A's. Or the Warriors. I hope they stay in Oakland, but would settle for a suburb if that's what it took to keep them.

The Warriors are good as gone. Forget about that dream. I think the A's have a more legitimate chance of keeping the A's than they do the Warriors. I really do hope and pray that the A's and Raiders stay in Oakland. I love having 6 teams in a single metropolitan area. And I love the G's/A's rivalry as well as teh RAiders/niners rivalry. It gives me such pride to be from an area that has six teams.
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
I agree with everything you said
It is a pipe dream and it's oakland pretending like they're trying to keep the A's

Its not just Oakland, MLB is doing the same thing, just kicking the can down the road further, not giving a f**k whatsoever. As long as Oakland keeps the charades up about coming up with viable sites, it allows the MLB to throw their hands up and deflect the issue entirely.
i hope mlb can make wolfe sell the a's to that clorox guy and have them build that ballpark by jack london square. I would LOVE to see that.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
i hope mlb can make wolfe sell the a's to that clorox guy and have them build that ballpark by jack london square. I would LOVE to see that.

Don't hold your breath on that. Most of these stadium scenario's that are being proposed are absolute pipe dreams, being thrown out there more to look like something is being done when in reality, nothing is being done.
I still think that the A's best bet for long-term success is to move to San Jose. I haven't seen any way that they could realistically stick around in Oakland, find a proper new stadium site and have any expectation of drawing much larger regular attendance there.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
I still think that the A's best bet for long-term success is to move to San Jose. I haven't seen any way that they could realistically stick around in Oakland, find a proper new stadium site and have any expectation of drawing much larger regular attendance there.

im afraid you're right. If they do move to SJ, it's going to cut into the Giants profit; thus, decreasing payroll. I know the G's would have the eastbay rights, but still....
Originally posted by pdizo916:
im afraid you're right. If they do move to SJ, it's going to cut into the Giants profit; thus, decreasing payroll. I know the G's would have the eastbay rights, but still....

I think the Giants would do just fine, the A's would be located further away than they are now and the Bay Area truly is big enough for two teams to split up.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
I think the Giants would do just fine, the A's would be located further away than they are now and the Bay Area truly is big enough for two teams to split up.

How about the A's moving to Sacramento?

But of course I'd have to buy the mlb package on dish.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
How about the A's moving to Sacramento?

But of course I'd have to buy the mlb package on dish.

Yeah, I think Shaq might have something to say about that.

Wouldn't be shocked to see the Giants b***h about that either though. In reality, the Giants I think are hoping that the A's either get sick and tired of waiting and pack up and move out of state completely, or the rest of the owners get fed up with revenue sharing and vote to contract the A's and Devil Rays. From everything I've heard, the Giants don't seem to want the A's in San Jose, Oakland or anywhere else within a 500 mile radius.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Yeah, I think Shaq might have something to say about that.

Wouldn't be shocked to see the Giants b***h about that either though. In reality, the Giants I think are hoping that the A's either get sick and tired of waiting and pack up and move out of state completely, or the rest of the owners get fed up with revenue sharing and vote to contract the A's and Devil Rays. From everything I've heard, the Giants don't seem to want the A's in San Jose, Oakland or anywhere else within a 500 mile radius.

So the Giants are the new evil empire of the west coast?
Rumor now has it that Lacob and Gruber have an interest in buying the A's. Problem is that Lew insists that the team isn't up for sale.