Originally written November 04, 2013 on Nation Orange:
Imagine this absolutely crazy scenario: AT&T Park hosting 162 games a season . . . 81 for the San Francisco Giants, and . . . 81 for the Oakland Athletics. Huh?!? Well, folks, it simply may be true. By now most of you know the story: the A’s lease at the Coliseum is up, and the team wants to move to San Jose. But Major League Baseball is attempting to block the move, and the Athletics – as well as the city of San Jose – are suing MLB for overstepping their boundaries. The Giants, too, don’t want the A’s in San Jose, as it infringes on their territorial rights with their fan base. But now MLB has decided to – pardon the pun – play hardball. The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the League has demanded that the Coliseum not offer the Athletics a five or eight year lease extension, saying that the only extension they should offer is two years. And if that is not offered . . . MLB is hell bent on having AT&T Park be the A’s new home for 2014 and 2015. ...
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