On Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Oakland Athletics wanted to get their stadium issue on the agenda for MLB’s owners’ meetings, to be held on May 16 and 17.
Despite this desire, Slusser later reported it might not happen:
That will not ensure that the matter will become part of the agenda, however, according to those with knowledge of the inner workings of the owners’ meetings. In fact, the A’s desire to move to San Jose is not expected to be addressed during the May 16-17 event at the league offices.
Slusser’s article also says Commissioner Bud Selig wants this issue “on the front burner”, though no one else is talking much about it:
“Absolutely no comment. I am following the process,” owner Lew Wolff said, referring to the commissioner’s request not to discuss the stadium situation until it is resolved.
The article reiterates Monday’s report that the city of San Jose might consider filing a lawsuit challenging baseball’s antitrust exemption if the A’s aren’t granted permission to move.
This has been going on for three years. Based on this latest report, it seems likely to enter a fourth.