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Manfred says A’s stadium important, but still seems stalled; San Jose seems stuck on legal back burner

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the current Coliseum and Arena site would be the best spot for a new baseball-only stadium for the A's.

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the current Coliseum and Arena site would be the best spot for a new baseball-only stadium for the A’s.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the best possible solution for the A’s ongoing quest for a new home would be to build a new baseball-only stadium at the site of the current Coliseum and Arena facility.

At the same time, Manfred all but ruled out the A’s staying in Oakland at the current site if the Raiders were to go ahead and attempt to build a stadium at the facility off I-880 between Hegenberger Road and 66th Ave.

And any A’s move to San Jose is on permanent hiatus until the lawsuit between San Jose and MLB over the A’s inability to relocate is settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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A’s honor Rivera, then ruin his last Coliseum game

Truth be told, the Oakland A’s didn’t want to see Mariano Rivera pitch against them one more time.

He’s that good – a legend, really. His 631 career saves is a number that boggles the mind.

The A’s would have been more than happy to honor Rivera in a pre-game ceremony, then make sure there was no situation where they’d actually have to face him.

Well, 18 innings of baseball can spoil any plan.

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