So the news today started off with this:
Commissioner Selig says that A’s/Giants ballpark issue is “really on the front burner” + MLB is working on it “at a rather quick pace.”
— Mark Purdy (@MercPurdy) January 12, 2012
More significant: Selig indicates he won’t let any SJ ballpark ballot issue proceed until Giants’ front group drop suit vs city over EIR. — Mark Purdy (@MercPurdy) January 12, 2012
Selig on Giants’ front group lawsuit: “When we get to (T-rites) resolution,we need to get everybody to sit+talk and get all that settled.” — Mark Purdy (@MercPurdy) January 12, 2012
All of that – and Lew Wolff’s reaction to Selig’s statements – is in today’s Mark Purdy article. There’s also USA Today baseball writer Bob Nightengale’s reply to Mike Davie’s inquiry:
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 12, 2012
Sounds like things are moving along. As for an actual resolution? Who knows? Bud Selig’s extension was approved 29-1, the dissenting vote coming from outgoing Padres owner John Moores. Jeff Moorad’s takeover bid has not yet been approved. Why? My guess is money. Say, isn’t Bob Piccinini in that group? He should be able to pump it up lickety split.