Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
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
lol I still dont get why A's fans feel like the team is the tormented little brother. Theres all this weird rage against the Giants, like they dont deserve everything theyve gotten over the years. Its pure jealousy.
The Giants choosing to block the A's is to protect their business model, its not personal. Plus think about this, the south bay is where a HUGE percentage of Giants fans have lived for decades. The Giants play in the city of SF, but the fanbase mostly lives in the south bay. Now obviously nobody who is already a Giants fan is going to convert to be an A's fan just because they moved in. But, future generations of kids from SJ will start becoming A's fans, because its their hometown team now. They will grow up going to A's games. The Giants are going to lose that future fanbase, almost like its killing the fan "farm system".
Having grown up in SJ, I understand how much of a big deal that territory is to the Giants. You saying the Giants are going to receive some bad "karma" for not giving up this property to the A's is ridiculous. Its WAY too important for our franchise to just give up.
What if they tried to move the Kings to SJ? You dont think the Warriors would have something to say about it? Its not about who gave who territory 20 years ago, its about the fact that the Giants depend on the south bay for business and building their fanbase.