A's Not Interested in Sacramento: Lew Wolff

Team owner says thanks but no thanks to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.

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    Lew Wolff speaks at a press conference with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announcing the building of a new ballpark in Fremont back in 2008.

    It's going to take more than veggie hot dogs to lure the A's north to Sacramento. Oakland already discovered that.

    Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff denied reports that his team was interested in leaving the Bay Area.

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Monday that his city was beginning to explore the possibility of trying to entice the A's to move to the state capitol.

    But Wolff said his team is not interested in leaving the Bay Area.

    The team has made it known that it wants to move out of Oakland. After failing to develop a home in Fremont, Wolff has set his sights on San Jose.

    But a Major League Baseball rule that gives territorial rights to the Silicon Valley to the San Francisco Giants has blocked the A's road down the 880.