October 21, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is calling on Major League Baseball not to allow the Oakland Athletics to move to San Jose, saying it would hurt San Francisco financially.
Herrera sent a stern letter to baseball commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday expressing "grave concern" about a move and saying he would do everything possible to protect the city's interests. The San Francisco Giants hold territorial rights to the San Jose area, and say much of their revenue comes from there.
The A's would need approval from Major League Baseball and other team owners to terminate those rights and make the move.
In March, Selig formed a task force to analyze the team's options.
The A's are tired of sharing a rundown space with the NFL's Oakland Raiders and want to leave the city.