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Athletics To Play 2025-27 Seasons In Sacramento Ahead Of Scheduled Move To Las Vegas

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These Actions of A’s Owner Fisher
are A COMPLETE DISGRACE to Major League Baseball, the Owners, the Players, the fans AND THE INTEGRITY OF THE GAME.
This ACTION SHOWS A COMPLETE LACK OF LEADERSHIP AND DIRECTION IN THE MLB COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE AND OWNERSHIP OF MLB TEAMS.
IF I had a vote @ MLB Ownership meetings, this would be “the straw that broke the camel’s back”.
I would MAKE A MOTION TERMINATE COMMISSIONER MANFRED
IF HE AGREES TO THIS HAIRBRAINED PLAN THAT FISHER IS PRESENTING.

The West Sacramento stadium DOES NOT MEET MLB STANDARDS in many ways. No MLB team should ever be playing in a substandard minor league ballpark,
It tarnished the MLB brand in many ways and causes all the other MLB owners to subsidize Fisher for his gross incompetence as A’s Owner that continues with these anti fan, anti MLB baseball, anti Owners’ position,

The question I would want answered is: Does A’s Owner Fisher have compromising pictures of Commissioner Manfred with either hookers or known mobsters or criminals?!
That is how bad this complete mismanagement of Fischer and the A’s situation by Manfred, Selig and the Commissioner’s Office looks to the public and other successful business people.

If I was Tony Clark, Executive Director of the MLB Players Association, then , I would come out LOUDLY AND PUBLICLY against this crazy plan by A’s Owner John Fisher.

As my Dad used to say “this looks like the tail is wagging the dog”..
Manfred and Fisher are making MLB Owners look like complete fools
and a clown show.

If the private sector, business owners would handle a situation like this one way and quickly:
Call an MLB Owners Meeting.

1) Make a Motion for Fisher to be forced to sell the A’s to local SF Bay Area Ownership to keep the A’s in the SF Bay Area, with local, well funded New Ownership that will spend its own cash and credit to build the A’s a New stadium in the SF Bay Area.

2) Make a motion for a full vote to restore the A’s 50% of their Santa Clara County Silicon Valley territory that they LOANED TO THE SF GIANTS WITH THE EXPECTATION THAT IT WOULD BE RETURNED TO THE A’s after the SF Giants build their new ballpark and left old Candlestick Park.
(Candlestick Park was a complete dump, built in a area with excessive winds on land that was owned by a speculator wanting to make a killing on the deal, which he did) It took a long, long time to get both the 49ers and SF Giants out of Candlestick Park and into new stadiums

Fisher and Manfred HAVE LOST ALL CREDIBILITY IN MLB AND OAKLAND..
Get a New Oakland A’s Ownership team in place quickly with an Open Bidding Process.. (Joe Lacob, *Warriors Owner and builder of privately financed New Chase Arena in SF for Warriors), OR the Reggie Jackson Group OR some other SF Bay Area billionaires. There are so many to choose from (Larry Ellison of Oracle?!).
Open up a New Public bidding process for A’s New A’s Ownership in the SF Bay Area with New stadium in SF Bay Area for A’s.

And yes, Fisher has violated numerous provisions of MLB Rules for Ownership that could be invoked to force him to sell the A’s including:
1) Does not have the cash and capital to run a successful MLB franchise and would not be approved as an MLB Owner if he were bidding on buying an MLB team at this time and had not ever owned the A’s.

2) Collecting Revenue sharing from MLB Owners for years when Fisher and A’s operated in one of the largest Media and TV markets in the country the entire time (that is in violation of MLB Rules for Owners and evidence of mismanagement of the A’s by Fisher)

JUST 2 OF MANY EXAMPLES THAT COULD BE CITED TO FORCE THE SALE OF THE A’S TO NEW, LOCAL, SF BAY AREA OWNERSHIP THAT WOULD KEEP THE A’S IN THE SF BAY AREA AND BUILD THE A’S A NEW STADIUM WITH PRIVATE FUNDS AND CREDIT.

1) Sign an new, temporary lease to play in the Oakland Coliseum until an New stadium is built in the SF Bay Area,
Some fresh cash could be invested to make the Oakland Coliseum more fan friendly, player friendly etc for the next few years while New A’s Ownership was building the A’s a New State of the Art baseball stadium for the A’s in the SF Bay Area.

New A’s Ownership with the intent on quickly building a New privately financed baseball Stadium for the A’s would attract the full cooperation of Governor Newsom and SF Bay Area officials.

Honestly, this is so straightforward that any successful business person, fan, athlete, government official(s) would quickly jump on board, work together and get this done much more quickly than the proposed Las Vegas, much smaller deal.

By the way, didn’t L:as Vegas Mayor Goodman publicly say that Fisher did not have the money and financing to hold up his end of the proposed Las Vegas Deal?!

Fisher has been rejected for financing the A’s propose project at Oakland’s Jack London Square and in Las Vegas according to reports?! How much will it cost MLB Owners and the MLB Commissioner’s Office to financially bail out Fisher, again?! Why is MLB continuing to throw more good money after bad money and bad business decisions by Fisher?!

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