With MLB commissioner Bud Selig in town for the World Series, this seemed like the perfect time to ask him about the ongoing issue of the A’s new stadium.
It has been no secret that the A’s and owner Lew Wolff are looking to move out of the outdated Coliseum and into a new stadium in San Jose. The only problem is that the Giants own the territorial rights to San Jose, and will not let Oakland invade their turf.
So the decision came onto the desk of Selig and his “blue-ribbon panel”, and has not been resolved for 43 months.
Selig was asked for an update on the issue before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday, and essentially said nothing that we don’t already know:
“I have a committee very hard at work, ongoing with all that, and they continue to work hard,” Selig said. “I’ve been talking to them a lot the last four or five days. There isn’t anything more to say. I know you’d like to talk about it. I’m sensitive to that, I appreciate it. But let’s concentrate on Game 2 of the World Series.”
He went on to stress that the A’s do need a new ballpark, but feels no pressure to make a decision soon.