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March 31, 2010
San Jose voters love the A's, if they don't have to pay
A poll of 532 registered voters in San Jose has found that 62% approve of providing free land for an Oakland A's stadium so long as tax money isn't used for building or operating it. Which is the stated plan, though as more than a few folks have noted, A's owner Lew Wolff doesn't exactly have a great track record on transparency in his financial plans.
In related news, that SFGate blog rumor that approval of an A's shift to San Jose was imminent was debunked hours later by Susan Slusser of the very same site, who reports that A's officials haven't heard anything about this, and that "I had checked in with a reliable source at Major League Baseball yesterday and was told that nothing is imminent on the report, it's still some way off and the panel's working is continuing." In the battle of the unattributed sources, I'm going with the ones that at least have their workplaces IDed.