Posted by SteveP, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Apr 29, 2010 at 8:46 am SteveP is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Dellums is way late to the game here, but it's a nice try to make it appear he careas about Oakland. There must be an election for mayor coming up soon.
I've followed the A's since 1968 and would love for them to remain close by, but honestly, who wants to drive to or through Oakland. The city will not revert from the jungle is has become anytime soon, so it's best for the team and it's fans to move to a safer, more supportive locale.
Posted by Rat Turd, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 29, 2010 at 8:59 am
I think that Fremont is the place to go. Right on the property which was formerly the NUMMI plant. Revenue would stay in Alameda County. Highways 680 and 880 are very close and there is a plan to build a BART station right there. Is a no brainer.
Posted by mooseturd, a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:32 am mooseturd is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
I did a study myself the other day and my study proves that building a new stadium in Oakland would suck the very life blood out of the city. It would cost Alameda County 64 billion dollars over the next 250 years.
Posted by Old Guy, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 29, 2010 at 1:11 pm
As a Pleasanton resident and a Oakland A's season ticket holder, the tri-valley idea brings a smile to my face. However my baseball heart and soul tells me that the A's belong where they are. The real issue at hand is what is currently going on with the team and the ownership. Look below the surface and you will find an ownership (specifically Lou Wolfe) who is quietly destroying the A's. Nothing from an ownership perspective is going on with the A's unless it increases the opportunity for them to relocate to San Jose. That has been Lou Wolfe's plan all along and he has the support of his old college fraternity brother, Commisioner Selig.
Posted by DogTurd, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on May 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm
I wish people could just play ball and enjoy the game without all the bickering. I do agree that Oakland is a crappy place for a stadium. Let's get one in a town that's more accessible via several forms of transportation and isn't in the middle of a dump.