Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is not happy with Mayor Chuck Reed's push to build an A's stadium in San Jose.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed announced last week he is looking to put a measure on the November ballot that would okay the construction of a downtown A's ballpark. The City Council must approve the measure by Aug. 3 if they want San Jose voters to weigh in on the issue.
"It's now or never," Reed said of the stadium decision.
But Selig says he is surprised and disappointed by Reed's announcement and says a ballot measure is premature.
Reed's office said the mayor tried to reach Selig's office to let him know about the move to put the issue on the ballot but they couldn't get in touch with anyone.
The City of San Jose would pay not pay for the stadium construction A's owner Lew Wolff has agreed to pick up the $461-million tab.
The MLB committee will meet Monday to continue its evaluation the project.