Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Let's Go to Kevin in Fremont...

... who waited for more than 90 minutes before getting on the air at KNBR this afternoon, where they were talking about the Oakland A's announcement that they would not stay in Oakland. As I've written here before, I think the logical thing for them to do would be to move to Sacramento, as long as they could figure out a deal to build a baseball stadium near the Sacramento railroad station, near downtown and the freeway as well as light and heavy rail, and also with not a huge number of people living right around it to complain about how having a new ball park instead of a derelict rail yard next to their homes would somehow ruin the neighborhood.

Note that I'm a Giants fan, but that doesn't mean I'm an anti-A's fan. I just think that the A's will be perpetually under the shadow of the Giants as long as they stay anywhere in the Bay Area, even the San Jose area, and even when the A's field a better team. They'd be better off in Sacramento, where they would be the dominant team rather than second fiddle.

The Razor & Mr. T let me make all of my points, and I think I managed to make them pretty clearly. Of course, money is the sticking point, as it is in all of these things, and I certainly don't think we'll be seeing MLB in Sacramento anytime soon.
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