Sports fans in the Bay Area are reeling:
My Oaktown A’s are headed to, ugg, Fremont. It seems like they’re aiming to keep the Oakland name though. And are angling for a little cross-bay flava with their corporate sponsor.”Now playing, at Cisco Field, the Oakland A’s of Fremont”?!
And you thought the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim was bad.
And how about the San Francisco 49ers of Santa Clara?
At least one of our federal pols is taking time out from post-mid term gloating to concern herself with the work of the people. As reported by the Chronicle this morning, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, an ex-SF mayor, wants the uprooting NFL squad to leave its name behind:
Feinstein said her staff is investigating possible legislation that would prevent the team from using either San Francisco or 49ers in its name if it moves. She also wants to require the NFL, which has experienced more than a half-dozen franchise moves in the past two decades, to have more of a say in team moves. And, Feinstein added, cities should get the right to block pro teams that leave team from using their city name as part of the team’s name.
What do you think?