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The San Jose Giants extend their lease for five years

Dec 18, 2013, 6:44 AM EDT

San Jose postcard

Throwing another set of spike strips onto I-880 between Oakland and San Jose:

The San Jose City Council approved today a five year lease extension to keep the San Jose Giants playing at Municipal Stadium through the 2018 season . . .

. . . “We are very excited to call San Jose and Municipal Stadium our home for at least the next half decade,” said Daniel Orum, San Jose Giants President and CEO. “Over the past year, we have worked hard with the City to come to an agreement on a lease extension that allows us to continue to provide fun, affordable, family entertainment for families for years to come.”

If eight miracles happened and the A’s, the Giants, the City of San Jose and Major League Baseball all figured out that the A’s moving to San Jose made sense and should happen, sure, I imagine they could figure out some solution for the San Jose Giants. But I feel like, at this rate, the Giants are going to play out this lease in Municipal Stadium without any major league competition in town.

  1. yahmule - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Burt Bacharach could figure it out.

    • abaird2012 - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      Actually, that was Hal David, and according to the song, he never did figure it out.

      • yahmule - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM

        It was a collaborative effort. Bacharach wrote the music, David the lyrics. They teamed up to write a lot of very well known songs.

      • jimeejohnson - Dec 24, 2013 at 6:31 PM

        What the world needs now is love sweet love.
        No not just for some,
        but for everyone.

  2. temporarilyexiled - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    I really do feel bad for the A’s. They consistently make sound baseball decisions. But they play in a very large public toilet. It’d be great to have two waterfront parks in the Bay Area. If not, there really are several cities that’d love to be their fourth home.

    • ptfu - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      Upholding the A’s tradition of westward migration, I assume their next home will be Honolulu.

      • APBA Guy - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:55 AM

        I could get behind that, actually, 4 hours by air isn’t much different than San Mateo bridge traffic for a night game.

      • jkcalhoun - Dec 18, 2013 at 8:20 PM

        Keep on a heading west by north, and you will get to Montreal.

  3. Minoring In Baseball - Dec 19, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    The Montreal A’s, er, Eh’s!!!

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