Hey, remember when USA Today’s Bob Nightengale was confidently predicting that MLB owners would grant the Oakland A’s permission to move to San Jose by February? Apparently he should have specified which February. From the San Francisco Chronicle’s John Shea:
Managing general partner Lew Wolff, who attended Tuesday’s game, conceded that the A’s stadium issue won’t be on the agenda at the May 16-17 owners’ meetings, and he wouldn’t guess whether it’ll be included at the next owners’ meetings in August.
In other words, the status quo stands: Bud Selig still isn’t going to step in to intercede in the A’s-Giants territorial rights squabble, which means gridlock for the foreseeable future. Also, Bob Nightengale might just want to get out of the prediction business.