Posted April 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's request to sit down with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss the Oakland A's pursuit of a San Jose ballpark has been rejected, a newspaper reported. In a response to Reed's April 2 request for a personal meeting, Selig said Reed should instead talk to Robert Starkey, a sports consultant who worked with the MLB on stadium issues for the Minnesota Twins, according to the San Jose Mercury News ( ). Starkey is on a committee Selig appointed to study the A's potential move to San Jose. Selig said the committee has been in constant contact with San Jose and added that Reed's reference to ''additional litigation'' over the proposed A's move was ''neither productive nor consistent with process that the Athletics have initiated under our rules.'' San Jose officials have grown impatient with the pace of deliberations over the potential move. Selig assigned the special committee more than four years ago. The San Francisco ...
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