Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff knows right where he wants the new ballpark for his team to be located, it’s just not in Oakland.
Not only is initial funding in place, but the San Jose mayor is on board to move the team about 40 miles to the south.
Wolff has been waiting two years for his old fraternity brother, commissioner Bud Selig, to tell him whether he can go ahead with his proposal to move the A’s from Oakland into Santa Clara County even though the San Francisco Giants hold the territorial rights in technology-rich Silicon Valley.
Selig appointed a committee in March 2009 to evaluate the issue facing the Bay Area teams, yet he has provided no timetable for when he might announce a decision. Thus far it appears Selig doesn’t want to make a decision that would anger the A’s or Giants.
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