9.30: Chronicle Live -- A's Stadium
Chronicle Live examines the A's potential stadium move.
More understanding the committee's done whether it's has been done Wednesday for quite a bit of time and we've been told we've we're against -- very soon. So that's sort of -- -- return to the back page this study was commissioned back in march of 2009 the so called blue ribbon committee. To study the Oakland a situation which means other go to San Jose and fling open welcome back Greg Papa Glenn Dickey and mark Purdy or San Jose mayor you -- tuned -- -- himself a what are you hearing. Well I -- you know I talked to the -- they actual accident that. -- deputy had a chuck Reed and He told me kind of the same thing Billy Beane is that the He believes that the committee did all the work the first year and there's been sitting on it. Because I asked him when the last time somebody from the blue ribbon panel contacted. You know they they've they came to San Jose City Hall they spent days in San -- City Hall working with the mayor's staff to determine the San Jose thing the weather could come together. And but in the last six months they haven't had any contact so. It's about time I mean I right now the excuse Bud Selig mr. Hughes is well I got to do with the Dodgers got to do off the mats. But. He's got to deal with the Giants. As the whole issue here right right but that's the interesting. Political part of it and I know sometimes you get boring but basically. The job the Giants ownership change nurtured a restructuring. Give opens the door first for days to use some leverage if they choose to do it. Because any new tough anytime a baseball team gets a new controlling owner which the Giants are going to have. It must be approved by all Major League Baseball meaning the other owners. So to me and my three quarters vote so if Lew -- can gather seven other votes which I think He could he's got Jerry Reinsdorf on his side who's like the biggest pro broker in the American League. -- they could prevent the Giants ownership from doing what it wants to do. And that would allow Selig to say look you guys get together figure out a deal so that the the Giants get taking care of in terms of this move and will move there really. Got a hold up in the -- -- men -- -- near restructuring of the giants' ownership group. I'm that little small thing to it to go at this big issue of it's getting -- back the territorial write essays I have. Really it's -- -- I mean yeah Monroe look at it this way Greg what is that where the reversed what do for the Giants that really wanted this to happen the Giants have never been hesitant about -- politics you know more power to home. You know they were good they were gonna hold up the -- owners get a time could vote 75% to let the a's moved to San Jose. But the Giants. Will work the politics and to keep that from happening they only need seven other owners to stop that so the Giants would do that. Why and how does this get resolved one way they -- well I I don't see this happening and all the way Marcus is as preventing it correctly. I. Giants could go back to the same starts you have. It just takes some -- away from -- that was a problem. And then they wouldn't have to get approval so I don't think they're gonna gonna give up those rights I really don't. And Lew Wolff that He came in thinking you know because He was a fraternity buddy of Bud Selig and went back when. That you know but with the -- couldn't say okay go on about this as but it's not happening. And Billy -- also said that this press conference when He was asked further about it. That they've had other indications. From Major League Baseball -- decision is expected soon to -- -- what's what's. Do you think it is ceremonies since they haven't released it I am being led to believe then that. They are saying it is in the best interest to the open days to relocate to the sense of the south bay but they've got to get that that hurdle of the Giants holding that -- Our tour around that's what we -- assume I gotta ask why -- -- so they -- you have to examine visible though it's really. It's not as much of a democracy is that they you know basically the owners because Bud Selig has made them so much money that I collectively over the last five to ten years. They'll do whatever they will vote however Bud Selig tells them to vote.