San Jose Presses Lawsuit Against Major League Baseball To Win A's

Silicon Valley capital still seeks to snare A's

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    Will Lew Wolff ever get to move his A's to San Jose?

    San Jose isn't Giants country -- and Silicon Valley's capital is making its case known.

    San Jose's lawsuit against Major League Baseball, which has blocked a potential move by the Oakland A's to northern California's largest city, is alive in a federal appeals court, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

    A judge last year dismissed San Jose's arguments that MLB is breaking ages-old antitrust restrictions in holding a monopoly on pro baseball, the newspaper reported.

    Attorneys for San Jose are asking a federal appeals court to eliminate MLB's antitrust exemption and stop stalling a legal argument in an open courtroom over the A's move.

    That could begin in May. MLB is expected to prepare counter-arguments, the newspaper reported.