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No. No. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I'm not even an A's fan. Noooooooooooo. How could they do such a dreadful thing?

1. They don't have much choice. The only other option they want is San Jose, which they can't have.

2. The extension reportedly contains a clause allowing them to leave early if they can secure a new ballpark elsewhere, so why not sign it?

I feel better knowing that last part. I thought they would be stuck in that :censored: hole for another 10 years.
Me too. I didn't realise part two.

Well, that's good for the interim and it's great that the clause is there in case this gets sorted out (hopefully within a few years, but probably not). Just out of curiosity, do the Rays also have a clause allowing them to leave early if they find a new place elsewhere in their Trop lease (the one place in the MLB that's probably worse than the Mausoleum)?

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Ah the good 'ol days

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And full of steroids.

If approved by both the city and county, which it still needs to be, this extension is pretty much symbolic.

I'm talking about how nice the stadium used to be and the great view of the Oakland hills.

The Oakland Hills...which turn GAP khaki in early April. Heck, they are a fire alert now.

To All: While Lew Wolff is the voice of the A's, John Fisher is the $$$ behind the team and majority owner. The same thing goes with another Coliseum Complex team, the Golden State Warriors...Joe Lacob is the voice...Peter Guber is the $$$.

Most everyone knows especially here the Bay Area that Fisher and Guber are the money men. But thanks for sharing.
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Ah the good 'ol days

OCM_OaklandColiseumMatinee.jpg

And full of steroids.

If approved by both the city and county, which it still needs to be, this extension is pretty much symbolic.

I'm talking about how nice the stadium used to be and the great view of the Oakland hills.

The Oakland Hills...which turn GAP khaki in early April. Heck, they are a fire alert now.

To All: While Lew Wolff is the voice of the A's, John Fisher is the $$$ behind the team and majority owner. The same thing goes with another Coliseum Complex team, the Golden State Warriors...Joe Lacob is the voice...Peter Guber is the $$$.

Most everyone knows especially here the Bay Area that Fisher and Guber are the money men. But thanks for sharing.
Well this isn't a Bay Area board, so thanks for trying to be KRON's Stanley or Rich Leiberman.
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Just out of curiosity, do the Rays also have a clause allowing them to leave early if they find a new place elsewhere in their Trop lease (the one place in the MLB that's probably worse than the Mausoleum)?

No. If the Rays had any realistic way out of that lease we'd be talking more about their impending relocation.

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You know how certain stadiums and arenas have nicknames.

Prudential Center- The Rock

Miller Park -The Keg

I think they should call the O.co Coliseum The Ghetto because it is faling apart, its smells of raw sewage and it is ugly.

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From Field of Schemes today:

...everyone has good reason to be behaving like morons, because there's no easy resolution to the A's situation that will benefit Wolff, Davis, Oakland, and MLB. Or as I put it in SoE, this is an insanely complicated multilateral game of chicken, so don't hold your breath waiting for everyone to figure out who's holding who hostage.

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You know how certain stadiums and arenas have nicknames.

Prudential Center- The Rock

Miller Park -The Keg

I think they should call the O.co Coliseum The Ghetto because it is faling apart, its smells of raw sewage and it is ugly.

Have you ever actually been to the Coliseum, Tank?

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insted of san jose, why can´t they just build a new ballpark in oakland ?

Who, exactly, do you expect to pay for a new park?
well, can´t the city and some companys who get great advertising space in the new park get together and find the money ?

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They did in Miami, and they have zero spectators compared to the popular A´s

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If only it was so easy. No team would ever want for a shiny new park.

Funny you should mention Miami - that was a terrible deal for the city, so much so that it may make future deals with other cities that much harder.

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insted of san jose, why can´t they just build a new ballpark in oakland ?

Who, exactly, do you expect to pay for a new park?
well, can´t the city and some companys who get great advertising space in the new park get together and find the money ?

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They did in Miami, and they have zero spectators compared to the popular A´s

1- Corporate involvement does not really pay for the construction; most often, it just goes to the ownership group as a revenue stream.

2- As 'Gothamite' alluded to, the deal was so slanted toward the Marlins and away from Miami-Dade County that the Dolphins and the future MLS team are struggling to get their own plans approved. After nearly four years, the Dolphins just got Miami-Dade Commissioners approval in exchange for staying an additional 30 years and only got half the money they sought four years ago.

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If I had a choice I would keep the A's over the Raiders.

I'd say just the opposite... the Raiders are a much bigger part of Oakland's civic identity than the A's; even if the Raiders haven't been so great lately.

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Why?!?!!?!? Wanted them to move to Portland,or Indy.

Not to be a homer here, but if they're going to move out of the Bay Area, the Raleigh market is without doubt the best possible option. No summertime competition for sports entertainment dollars (at the major league level) for 250 miles in any direction, with Baltimore/Washington the closest 'competition' up north, and Atlanta the closest to the south.

The market at one time simultaneously supported thriving AAA and AA level franchises (the latter reverting to A ball due to travel-related issues), and with an outdoor facility similar to what they've talked about for San Jose, they'd easily draw better than they are now. And if you need proof? Consider that the Carolina Hurricanes draw remarkably well considering having an historically :censored:ty team and charging ticket prices that the A's only wish they could charge.

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You know how certain stadiums and arenas have nicknames.

Prudential Center- The Rock

Miller Park -The Keg

I think they should call the O.co Coliseum The Ghetto because it is faling apart, its smells of raw sewage and it is ugly.

Have you ever actually been to the Coliseum, Tank?

I see it on TV and it is an eyesore, I heard stories of flooding from backed up sewage that is all I need to know.

I will grant you before Mount Davis it was a nice ballpark, but it has now been ruined for two decades the A's deserve better.

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