Since the A's were purchased, plans for a new ballpark seems to have been thwarted by a paralytic city council unwilling to make a decision. Should we be suprised? I think not.
So for those who lived through the Charlie Finley years, it seems to be happening again.
1.)Closing of the upper deck
2.)No radio contract, leaning towards a weak end of the dial station.
3.)Relations with the city decaying.
4.)The threat of moving to another city rearing it's ugly head again.
Is this just posturing by both sides or a prelude to an excuse to move the team from Oakland? It is no secret that the "Commissioner" does not, nor ever has liked the fact that the A's were moved to Oakland.
He made this statement shortly after he stole the Pilots from Seattle, and has never changed his position. I hope that I am just having a flashback and I am wrong, but at this point, I don't think that I am.