Oakland has supported the A's for 38 years, and this rich history cannot be compromised. A's fans have celebrated and suffered with this team, and almost two generations of A's fans have lived with their team playing Oakland. Help Keep the A's in Oakland and fight the move. Feel free to voice your opinion on topics by making comments on posts. Please, add your name or screen name to your comments, because the validity of your comment is hurt by being anonymous. Thanks and Go A's

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Pat Kernighan's Choice

Pat Kernighan has participated in Choose or Lose the Oakland A's. Here's her clip.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Oakland Officials Finally Respond to Recent Fremont Developments

Oakland City Councils members and even Ron Dellums have responded to Wolff's purchase of land off of I880:
"It's been a while that I have been hearing the A's are leaving," De La Fuente said. "Being in this game for so long, this doesn't mean a thing."
I disagree IDLF, developing a ballpark plan is a very long process and Mr. Wolff's purchase is a clear indication that he is taking the steps toward buying up all the land around the Pacific Commons. So when he does buy Pacific Commons he will own the land around the ballpark, which he can sell, and or develop.
"He is a real estate developer, and perhaps he just bought three parcels in that area as a real estate developer," Dellums said through his communications director, Deborah Campbell Ford. "It would be ignorant on our part to speculate on what Mr. Wolff's intentions are."
How would it be ignorant to speculate that Mr. Wolff is planning to move the team out of Oakland? Isn't it obvious? Would it be ignorant of me to speculate that you, Mr. Dellums, are cleary following the footsteps of Brown as another political hack.
"We all got this feeling, everybody who met with him, we all walked away thinking he was just not interested," said Councilmember Jane Brunner (North Oakland). "When you negotiate with someone, you need a nibble. ... There was just no nibble."
She brings up an interesting point because Wolff has stated that the city has made no attempts to work with him on a site, but Brunner claims they have tried, but got no bite.
"Originally, he just wanted entitlements to the sites, but then it became clear he wanted more," she said. "He wanted a clean site, he wanted a very easy development."
Makes sense. Like any shrewd business man, Wolff wants the easiest/cheapest way to build his Disney Land park (Yes, he wants an Arty Moreno style Disney Park). This "he said/she said" match between Wolff and the Oakland City Council has yet to change. It's a toss up on who to believe.
"To be honest with you, I don't think there is the political will on the council, given all the other things we have to provide to our residents," said Councilmember Larry Reid (Elmhurst-East Oakland). "Mr. Wolff has made a decision that he can't do what he needs to do in Oakland."
And then there's Larry Reid who seems to be lone council member who seems to really know what's going on. Even if there was political will on the council I doubt something would get hashed with Wolff. Dellums seems to be the only one with any ability to get something rolling, but he is absent and cares to much about what his backers think to take a chance on a saving an Oakland tradition.

Wolff doesn't care about Oakland, tarps the third deck during the playoffs, buys land in Fremont, and can't decide where to have a World Series parade. "It would be ignorant on our part to speculate on what Mr. Wolff's intentions are." Dellums you're a hack and Wolff go f*ck yourself.

Go to the October 17th City Council Meeting to voice your opinion. (See Post Below)

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Wolff buying land in Fremont and Oct. 17 City Council Meeting

As the A's continue the their amazing postseason run, but looming in the backdrop is Wolff's plan to move the team to Fremont. Matier and Ross claim that the plan is moving to foward, with the team in the process of buying Cisco owned land in Fremont. As we have all suspected Dellums has yet to speak to Mr. Wolff since his election, which does not bode well for Oakland supporters.

But we have a great opportunity coming up to speak face-to-face to Oakland City Officials. Here's Robert Limons word:

Dear Oakland's A's Fans,

Congratulations to the A's from Oakland for taking care of business with the TWINkieS. Go A's!
The A's are the Pride of Oakland.

Express your message to our City's Fathers & Mothers. SHOW UP ! at the City Council Meeting and ask our City's leaders to begin talking about the Oakland A's in Oakland. Fill out a speaker card online to reserve your mic time, and then demand leadership from out city's mothers and fathers that they make Oakland a CAN DO CITY!

Save the Date and Show Up:
Tuesday October 17th, 2006 @ 6 PM. at Oakland City Council chambers and ASK our city leaders to KEEP THE A's in OAKLAND.
[after party at The Uptown]

NO More sticking their heads in the sand. Let our city's leaders know that we WANT THEM to INVENT A POSSIBILITY that KEEPS THE A's in OAKLAND.

1. Follow the link and sign up to speak during OPEN FORUM starting at 6pm Tuesday, Oct. 17. :


Here's lot's of details:
Speaking at Open Forum
There will be a 15-minute Open Forum at the beginning of the 6 p.m. portion of the City Council meeting. If all Speakers are not heard within the 15 minute time frame, Open Forum will be continued at the end of the 7 p.m. portion of the meeting.


To speak during Open Forum:

- Submit a Speaker's Card to the City Clerk by 6 p.m.
- Generally, speakers will have at least one (1) minute to speak.
- If everyone who submitted a speaker card is not heard within the 15-minute period, they may speak at the end of the 7 p.m. portion of the agenda.


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Go A's (but not from Oakland)

best regards,

Robert Limon

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