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2013 Oakland A's thread

Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
IT'S ON!!!!

http://newballpark.org/2013/06/18/san-jose-city-council-votes-to-sue-mlb/


we gonn get AT&T park!
we gonn get AT& T park!
Awww SnapZ!
Its about motherf**king time. f**k the Giants, seriously, they took an act of kindness on the part of Walter Haas to help keep them from moving to Florida by making it easier to build a stadium in San Jose and have turned it into some sort of ironclad law now.


After four years, MLB has no excuses for not having at least taken a vote on this issue, due to their fear of losing their anti-trust exemption, they'll do everything possible to keep this out of court, including bribing the Giants to just simply deal with it.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:08 PM ]
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Its about motherf**king time. f**k the Giants, seriously, they took an act of kindness on the part of Walter Haas to help keep them from moving to Florida and have turned it into some sort of ironclad law now.


After four years, MLB has no excuses for not having at least taken a vote on this issue, due to their fear of losing their anti-trust exemption, they'll do everything possible to keep this out of court, including bribing the Giants to just simply deal with it.



The lead attorney will be on 95.7 the game at 12:15. hopefully I catch the details because I'm sitting in my car waiting for my 12:30 class
If the A's really wanted to they could just move to Levi's Stadium
Originally posted by Niners99:
I love how A's fans try and take credit for "saving" the Giants. Major League Baseball made you guys do it. There's no reason the A's would've tried to prevent an 11th hour move to Tampa Bay. You guys stood a ton to gain from it. Major League Baseball was very much interested in keeping one of their classic franchises in the bigger market, who already had nearly 35 years of history in SF.

When the Magowan investment group jumped in to save the team, giving up those territorial rights was just a necessary move to finalize the process. The MLB office basically told the A's what was going to happen. They didn't want to send a team with such baseball history out to play in a Costco warehouse in Florida. Like I said, the south bay was Giants territory in fan population anyways.

There is a way to build a stadium in the east bay, the A's just aren't as interested because SJ is the prize location.

Exactly, and now MLB will tell the Giants how its going to be and they are going to suck Selig's cawk and like it damnit because the MLB doesn't want to end up in court and risk losing their anti-trust exemption. Giants will get some form of increased revenue sharing or other payout from the owners to maintain the exemption, and the A's will get a new stadium in San Jose. In time, the Giants butt-hurt will heal.


As far as classic franchises, you're talking about the A's like they are the Montreal Expo's and not one of the most storied and oldest franchises in MLB history.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM ]
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
This is a bunch of crap. If not for


Exactly, and now MLB will tell the Giants how its going to be and they are going to suck Selig's cawk and like it damnit.


As far as classic franchises, you're talking about the A's like they are the Montreal Expo's and not one of the most storied and oldest franchises in MLB history.


the A's also accomplished helluva lot more than the giants did at that time. (im talking pre AT&T park)

I ignored that post because it was a load of bs lol.
Originally posted by JerryRice1848:
If the A's really wanted to they could just move to Levi's Stadium

....and call themselves the "Los Angeles Athletics of San Jose"


Bud Selig deserves this....now for the complete trifecta of the players union suing for unsanitary conditions at O.co
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I feel bad for Oakland, I think the teams there should stay there
listening to the lead attorney in the lawsuit on 95.7




This guy has a lot of experience in antitrust lawsuits
This could be an absolute precedent setting case if this ends up making its way through the court system.
Its interesting that this guy represented the Rams against the Raiders when the Raiders tried to move into Los Angeles and the Rams fought them on similar "territorial claims" like the Giants have...and lost. He's basically saying that based on California law and based on cases in other sports, the Giants have really no leg to stand on, MLB doesn't have the right to interfere with business between the A's and San Jose.
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
This is a bunch of crap. If not for


Exactly, and now MLB will tell the Giants how its going to be and they are going to suck Selig's cawk and like it damnit.


As far as classic franchises, you're talking about the A's like they are the Montreal Expo's and not one of the most storied and oldest franchises in MLB history.


the A's also accomplished helluva lot more than the giants did at that time. (im talking pre AT&T park)

I ignored that post because it was a load of bs lol.

I didnt say anything in that post that wasnt true.

The A's arent faced with leaving the bay area. They have their own territory to build a stadium, they just dont like it. MLB forced the A's to hand it over because it saved the Giants from leaving the market. They arent forcing the A's now because its a move they just covet, not need to survive.

Privately financing a stadium in CA is incredibly difficult. The Giants had a carefully detailed plan on how to make it work based on having those corporate sponsors. Giving us a cut of what you guys make from it isnt good enough. Its just as good as someone stealing 100 bucks from you, but returning 25. That is going to be the Giants leg to stand on in court, and its a strong case.
Originally posted by Niners99:
I didnt say anything in that post that wasnt true.

The A's arent faced with leaving the bay area. They have their own territory to build a stadium, they just dont like it. MLB forced the A's to hand it over because it saved the Giants from leaving the market. They arent forcing the A's now because its a move they just covet, not need to survive.

Privately financing a stadium in CA is incredibly difficult. The Giants had a carefully detailed plan on how to make it work based on having those corporate sponsors. Giving us a cut of what you guys make from it isnt good enough. Its just as good as someone stealing 100 bucks from you, but returning 25. That is going to be the Giants leg to stand on in court, and its a strong case.

The suit also claims that Major League Baseball's constitution, the sport's governing framework, expired last year and that owners failed to renew it. That meant any team's territorial claims also expired, the suit says.

Hmmmmm....Have a feeling the Giants are about to reap a load of karma
Originally posted by teeohh:
I feel bad for Oakland, I think the teams there should stay there

Or, at least in Fremont (what happened to that plan?)

The East Bay will be deserted. After the Dubs leave, if the A's leave, the only team left will be the Raiders and that ain't right. Everybody wants that Silicon Valley paper.