The big news last week was no news. According to multiple reports, Bud Selig has met separately with the Giants and the A's front offices. But Selig has yet to make a decision on the A's stadium situation.
Which is just fine with me. Many fans are frustrated with how long this process has taken. Not me. I'd rather the decision take longer than having the decision be rushed. The A's have played in Oakland for 42 years. That entire time has been spent at the Coliseum, which is still a functional baseball park with decent sightlines, very good weather and great transportation access. So let the big boys work on this and we'll relax, enjoy spring baseball and work on what we can do to show MLB and ownership that Oakland is a strong, viable market.
Last week also marked the anniversary of Lew Wolff’s reactionary letter about being done with Oakland. But one year later the A’s are still in Oakland. What else has happened? Fans are increasingly upset about how Wolff and co-owner John Fisher run the team and the owners are still hunting fruitlessly for a new stadium.
Meanwhile, Oakland released a list of very attractive ballpark sites, along with promises to work with MLB and the A’s -- provided they get the chance to do so. I don’t see what Wolff was trying to accomplish by writing that letter, because it got nothing done and only made things worse for him.