SAN JOSE — Saying he hopes to keep the matter out of the courts, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has requested a meeting with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss the Oakland A's pursuit of a San Jose ballpark.
Reed's letter asking for the sit-down — sent on Tuesday — said a meeting would also help "resolve any lingering issues about our commitment to having the A's home plate be located in San Jose," the San Jose Mercury News reported (http://bit.ly/12el71k). Read More
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday there has been no resolution regarding the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants’ territorial rights to San Jose after both parties made presentations to Major League Baseball’s executive council on Wednesday, MLB.com reported. Read More
Major League Baseball has gone from one extreme to another on performance-enhancing drugs, but still doesn’t have a realistic approach, as the botched Ryan Braun case shows.
At first, Commissioner Bud Selig was quite happy to ignore the issue because steroids helped produce the great home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in 1998, with McGwire setting a then-record with 70 home runs. Read More
At least the Ringling Brothers know their “Greatest Show on Earth” is just a circus. For all the goofy changes Major League Baseball made hoping to put a serious face on their All-Star Game, they may as well have had the starting lineups pile out of a VW Bug in clown costumes. Read More
Because Bud Selig ignored his professed guidelines, he and the sport he administers are in deep trouble over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In 2005, when the A’s were for sale, I championed the cause of the group that had Andy Dolich as its front man. Read More
A little of this, and a lot of that…
Does anyone else find it amusing that the NBA fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 for using the “F-word” during a game against San Antonio on April 12, but also found it perfectly acceptable for him to use the “F-word”? Read More
Oakland is fighting the San Jose attempt, aided and abetted by A’s managing general partner Lew Wolff, to hijack its team.
A plan to build a 39,000-seat park at Embarcadero and Oak Street, was presented to the Oakland planning commission on Wednesday. The 20-acre site, adjacent to Jack London Square, would include a parking lot and possibly retail outlets. It is next to Interstate 880 and close to the Lake Merritt BART station. Read More
The blown call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game has revived calls for more use of instant replay, as it should.Commercial television long ago exposed the myth that baseball umpires always get it right.
The worst call, in terms of what it meant at the most important time was Don Denkinger’s blown call in the 1985 World Series, which was watched by millions on national television. Read More
All hail the commissioner. Bow in fear to the guardians of our beloved games because these benevolent despots have carte blanche to do almost anything. Just keep that TV money rolling in and fans turning out in droves and team owners would probably elect Fidel Castro. Read More
After 18 years of service as commissioner of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig has not won many popularity contests. He has, in truth, made more poor decisions in his position as baseball’s chief executive than Ben Roethlisberger could even hope to make in a week of spring break in Cancun — so his low approval rating has certainly been earned. Read More