There were two pretty small stories that came out this week that caught my eye. First, MLB and Lew Wollfe had lunch with the San Jose Mayor's office on Monday.
Today, it was announced that San Jose has sold two downtown properties to Sobrato for $20 million. It says this money will be used to purchase the final two parcels needed for the downtown ballpark site.
One can pretty easily connect the dots. The mayor's office wouldn't spend $20 million to secure the needed parcels if it didn't have some assurance from MLB that San Jose was the leading contender...
I personally just want MLB to say ANYTHING on the issue. And yes for the record, I am pro San Jose. (Even though I live in SF and it will be a HUGE pain to get to SJ.) Please don't use this thread for another back and forth fight over the merits of the different cities. I simply find the backdoor politics fascinating and wanted to pass this along.