Wolff to grudgingly meet with Oakland mayor

Oakland A’s owner Lew Wolff says he’ll meet with Oakland mayor Ron Dellums in coming weeks to discuss the team’s future, but a team spokesman insists this doesn’t mean he’s had a change of heart about considering staying in town: A’s VP Ken Pries insisted, “We shouldn’t read more into it than there is. He’s just following through on the request made [by Dellums].”

Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer wrote to baseball commissioner Bud Selig yesterday, saying, “It is critical that Major League Baseball and the A’s ownership do everything possible to keep the A’s in Oakland, and I stand ready to help in any way possible, including attending and setting up meetings for you and the committee.” Apparently that committee got some people’s attention — as no doubt it was intended to.

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