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We can talk signing free agents all we want, but what the A's really need is a new ballpark.  That issue has been very low key in recent months now that the Fremont plan has failed.  This is a really sensitive issue and not one to be taken lightly because most of all, people rely on the current Coliseum to make a living both in and around the ballpark.

So can a stadium be built nearby?

Should the A's move?

I don't have that answer, although I do have my opinions.  I will not state them here since I have no business in the business of the A's.

I am an import fan.   I don't have a stake in the local Bay area economy.  I only derive a sense of community, belonging to the A's as a fan.

 I do not support the team economically in anyway and I never will in buying a ticket.  I live too far away to attend a home game.

 In fact, I have bought a ticket to Yankee or Red Sox games to watch the A's as a visiting team when they travel to the northeast.

It is a very one-sided relationship, only to where fellow upstate New Yorkers have had to wonder why I don't follow the Yankee Empire.  The A's have given me the glee of having a winner despite not having to spend a portion of the national debt in doing so to compete.

The A's have been a model for thrift and success.  A finger in the eye of outlandish spending.

I have always adored the A's and I am glad they have loyal fans on this site, but my patience is wearing thin, watching a team do all the proper things in developing, trading and winning big like no other franchise except the Yankees who have a demonstrable advantage.

The A's have done their part as a franchise by winning and developing players to the team such as Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco and of course, Rickey Henderson and many more.  I don't even need to mention the Dynasty Teams of 1972-1974.

But has it been easy for the team to thrive with its ballpark?

The team needs a new venue and then fans can finally feel comfortable about the team.  It is a sad story in some ways, a team in need of a new home.  I hope that both the team and the community can win out in this venture.

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