Saturday, November 11, 2006
Oakland A's will always be "Oakland" - don't believe Fremont hype
Even if my beloved A's move to Fremont, they will still be called the OAKLAND A's. Bank on it. Just about the only thing less marketable than "Fremont" is "Golden State," so take a hint Warriors - get some Oak-town in your franchise handle - and bring back the old Run TMC uniforms while you're at it.
The proposed new "Cisco Systems Stadium" that is sure to attract transportation, housing and shopping all around it. I will miss the Coliseum and the front door delivery provided by BART, but the A's need a baseball stadium and "McAfee" is still good for football and my Raiders.
I hate the 49ers, but a move and a new stadium in Santa Clara will be good for them too. I'm all for it ... Candlestick is a dump. They'll also keep San Francisco as the team's namesake ... don't buy the political hype from Newsome, Feinstein and Pelosi. Matter of fact, don't buy anything from those snake charmers.
Here's to Oakland - the most beloved city in my life.