San Jose Files New Arguments in Legal Battle vs. Major League Baseball

By NBC Bay Area Staff
|  Friday, Sep 6, 2013  |  Updated 10:24 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
RAW VIDEO: San Jose Sues MLB, Bud Selig Over A's Move

This is an architect's vision of a possible Major League Baseball stadium in San Jose.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

San Jose Sues MLB Over A's Move

Lawsuit filed by City of San Jose claims MLB has stalled any progress in getting team owners to vote on whether the Oakland A's can move to San Jose. Kris Sanchez reports.

RAW VIDEO: San Jose Sues MLB, Bud Selig Over A's Move

San Jose city officials claim that San Francisco Giants' lawyers, lobbyists, and billionaire owners are afraid of competition, and Major League Baseball protects them from competition and they say that is why the A's are not being allowed to move to San Jose.
More Photos and Videos

The battle continues between Major League Baseball and the City of San Jose. Lawyers for the city filed new arguments in federal court Friday.

The new arguments say baseball's "illegal and collusive actions" blocked San Jose's effort to bring the A's to the Silicon Valley.

It also challenges baseball's antitrust laws.

“Major League Baseball as a business refuses to believe it is subject to the same antitrust rules that apply to all other sports,” attorney Joseph Cotchett said in a release.

VIDEO: Fans React to San Jose Suing MLB to Move A's

The brief includes a letter of support from Dr. Roger Noll, a well-known sports economist at Stanford.

The A's have been trying to move to San Jose since 2009 and are awaiting the league's approval. The City of San Jose filed suit against MLB and Commissioner Bud Selig back in June, claiming they’ve been “engaged in a conspiracy to prevent the Oakland A’s from relocating to San Jose.”

Major League Baseball has asked this suit be dismissed.

The next step is this process? Both sides will be in court Oct. 4.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out