March 11, 2013
San Jose city councilman Sam Liccardo quite understandably is getting pissed off about the handling of the A's proposed move to San Jose.
After all, it's been four years since Bud Selig commissioned a "Blue Ribbon Panel" to look into the move. Meanwhile, the Giants continue to further complicate the matter by refusing to concede San Jose's territorial rights to their Bay Area cohabitants. The A's have their sights set on the more-corporate friendly South Bay and a proposed stadium in downtown San Jose.
So, Liccardo, the enterprising and impatient fellow that he is, thinks he has the solution to solve the gridlock: litigation. Liccardo believes that suing the Giants could finally knock the process out of limbo and give it the life it's so embarrassingly been bereft of. From the Merc's Mark Purdy:
Liccardo's strategy, if affirmed by his council colleagues, could be a game-changer. It would be a cunning reverse twist on the Giants' own veiled (and nonveiled) threats to pursue legal ac...