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December 23, 2009 > SF attorney: A's move to San Jose would hurt SF

SF attorney: A's move to San Jose would hurt SF

Submitted By AP Wire Service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP), Dec 18 - San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is calling on Major League Baseball not to allow the Oakland A's to move to San Jose, saying such a move would hurt San Francisco financially.

Herrera Thursday sent a stern letter to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig expressing ``grave concern'' about such a move and saying he would do everything possible to protect the city's interests. The San Francisco Giants hold territorial rights to the San Jose area, and say much of their revenue comes from there.

The A's would need approval from Major League Baseball and other team owners to terminate those rights and make the move.

Selig has formed a task force to analyze the team's options.

The A's are tired of sharing a rundown space with the NFL's Oakland Raiders and want to leave the city.

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