Today’s check of the BigSoccer forums netted a thread titled “Lew Wolff to speak at SJ Chamber.” The first post has the following blurb from member JayCee:
Taken from the Chamber Advocate Newsletter, August 2006
The Oakland A’s owner, Lew Wolff, will be the guest speaker at the San Jose Chamber’s, Silicon Valley Buzz, on Wednesday August 30th.
He will discuss hot topics, including the future of baseball in San Jose and the possibility of securing a professional soccer team for Silicon Valley, etc, etc.
The Silicon Valley Morning Buzz will be held at Adobe in the Gallery Room, 345 Park Ave, San Jose from 8am-9:30am. The event is free for Chamber members and $15 for prospecitve members. For more information and registration, call (408) 291-5286.
With less than two months to go in the season, this is about the right time for the machine to get going again. It was roughly one year ago that the Coliseum North presentation was made, and Wolff has publicly stated that he wants to have everything wrapped up by the end of the season.
What will Lew say to all those people who are by-in-large quite familiar and friendly with him? Will he drive a stake in the heart of San Jose’s downtown ballpark dreams? Will he publicly say that the team’s name will be changed to the San Jose A’s? Will he completely confirm the Fremont project? In a summer that has generally lacked action on the ballpark front, the potential for news is huge. Then again, the man knows how to play the media game, so don’t get your hopes up.
There was also an article on Wolff and his “remote” ownership of the A’s from the LA Times.