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Rediscovering newballpark.org - THE DEFINITIVE source for the A's search for a new venue!


I've been here a while at AN (probably one of the first 250 or so to sign up) and lived through most of the trials and tribulations here through the Oaktoon days, when Urban was actually popular, and through the various stages of A's ownership and venue search, but i had forgotten all about the jewel of a site that our own vertig0 has created:

http://newballpark.org/

Only the recent discussion of a Mr. Jorge Leon and his "interpretations" of his encounter with Lew in the owner's suite (lucky bastard!) did it draw my attention to the site again. In there you can see some first hand actual accounts of Mr. Wolff in his suite (i guess being an "Oaklander", one can't fathom leaving the nice confines of a suite for a "regular" seat):

Now, I’ve been in the owner’s suite twice. I’ve also talked to Wolff about how he likes to attend ballgames. The fact is that he doesn’t like being in the suite unless he has to be there. He only goes there to entertain guests. He shows up in the 2nd or 3rd inning and leaves in the 7th, bidding the guests adieu and allowing the guests (who are generally there to party, game being secondary) to finish eating the free food and drink. I distinctly remember yelling out the suite window at Sean Gallagher, cursing his inability to throw strikes. At the other end, Wolff looked at me and smiled, surprised. I guess he doesn’t see too many bleacher creatures up in the hermetically sealed confines.....Anyway, Wolff would much rather sit behind the A’s dugout, though at times he might be in the Diamond Level or linger behind those seats. He may also head down to the clubhouse if he chooses. 

While this is good anecdotal evidence on the this "event", that is not the heart of the site. After perusing through the headlines, I glanced on the newest development in favor of the SJ stadium: Neukom's hardball tactics to block SJ via lawsuit (a very good read). It also has indepth reporting of other teams that are going through similar transition (i.e. Tampa Bay). It even has a line by line first hand account of the SJ City Council vote to certify the revised EIR:

7:18 PM – After a few ceremonial items, Council is mercifully doing item 11.6 first.

 

7:24 PM – Public speaker time. Two appellants: Stand for San Jose and Marc Morris (who tool issue with the traffic analysis from the original ballpark EIR).

I would highly recommend this site if you're as concerned about the A's future as I am. Thanks again to vertig0 for a great site!

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