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A's reject offer to extend lease on Coliseum

Original post made on May 1, 2014

The Oakland A's have rejected a proposal by the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to extend their lease at the Oakland Coliseum for 10
years, the baseball team said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:09 AM

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Posted by Joneser
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2014 at 8:51 am

Oakland and Alameda County are simply inept when it comes to professional sports teams. This ineptness is likely going to cause them to lose all 3 of their professional teams, and meanwhile the taxpayers will still be paying of millions of dollars in debt for empty facilities.

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Posted by Better for Traffic
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm

IF they can get rid of them, it'll be better for traffic, and most of the citizens.
and the sports team never intended to honor their contracts anyway.

Professional sports do not represent their cities anymore,
They are just a bunch of hired thugs.

And then they trade the players among themselves,
like marbles.

Their Motto:
Will Rogers never met Al Davis!

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Posted by Dave
a resident of San Ramon
on May 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Joneser, Oakland has already lost the Warriors. If the A's could get a new stadium (waterfront preferably), the Raiders would get a much needed new stadium at the exisitng location which would almost guarantee a football team in Oakland for dozens of years.

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Posted by civitas
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2014 at 5:01 pm

"just a bunch of hired thugs" ... is that because they are black, because they are unionized, or both?

Do I detect a bit of racial jealousy because so many outstandingly articulate professional athletes responded to the Donald Sterling matter with such professionalism and class? In the Sterling case, I saw no evidence of "hired thugs," beyond the owner himself.

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Posted by Thugs can be any color
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2014 at 9:11 am

You are not being fair to either group.

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Posted by Professional Players are Basically mercenaries
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2014 at 9:24 am

They need not be from the city who's "local" team they play for, and most are NOT.
Does the term "Ringer" seem suitable?

And let's hope Oakland and Alameda County have finally started to wise up in their dealings with sport team businesses, especially after they let Al Davis skin them alive so many times. Have they ever recovered?

Looks like 2 Teams in SF, which is surrounded by water three sides.
Imagine the traffic jams there when they have events at two stadiums near each other?

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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm

The thugs are not necessarily on the field, although some, most of the thugs prey around the area that surrounds the Coliseum. It's no wonder the teams and the fans don't want to be there, since that town is vying again for one of the top murder rates in the country.

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