By Matt Artz
Thursday, January 15th, 2009 at 11:00 am in Uncategorized.
Major League Baseball writer Barry Bloom talked to Lew Wolff at the MLB’s owners meeting in Arizona.
His story sheds new light on the Giants’ territorial rights to Santa Clara County, which don’t seem to be too strong.
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Here’s an excerpt from the story:
Thus, if the A’s want to move into Santa Clara County, it would be a decision made by the Commissioner and not by the Giants, who were ceded the rights to Santa Clara County during a ballpark vote there about 20 years ago. The vote failed, but the Giants have maintained those territorial rights ever since.
“What we’ve done, I think, is open up a door for the A’s that’s been closed,” said Wolff on Wednesday, the first day of this week’s two days of owners’ meetings here. “My priority really is Fremont. Other communities are all over us now because of this letter, but I’m not listening to them yet. I don’t want to start this process all over again.”
Wolff said he will know by June whether Fremont will be home to what has been dubbed CISCO Field, because of the private partnership between the A’s and CISCO Systems Inc., a leading technology company.
The Mecury News is following this and their story should be in tomorrow’s Argus. I don’t really have time to follow it.