Bud Selig is telling the Bay Area baseball teams and their fans to be patient.
The Commissioner is still working on the issue of territorial rights and determining whether the Oakland Athletics will be allowed to proceed with plans to build a new ballpark and relocate some 40 miles south to San Jose - into the Giants' territory in technology-rich Silicon Valley.
Selig said before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday that he has been in regular contact recently with his special committee appointed in March 2009 to evaluate the issue facing Northern California's two major league clubs. He reiterated the A's can't survive in their current venue in the aging Oakland Coliseum and need a new ballpark.
Selig insists the situation is ''still on the front burner.''