Friday, July 16, 2010

A's Staying, Islanders Leaving...?

We're 50-50 with this next story...

You all know that the Oakland A's have been trying to get out of the Alameda County Coliseum ever since, well, the Civil War. It's old. They're trying to squeeze as much revenue out of the place as they can, and no one is coming to see the games in Oakland.

So, while the 49'ers are chasing a new home in Santa Clara, the A's were looking in San Jose.

Doesn't seem like that idea is going to work now...
Sydnie Kohara has your introductions on the "why"...
((HT: KPIX-TV/CBS5))
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For the other story, we go to the other coast...

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang has invested, and lost, a boatload of money in a rat pit in Uniondale, Long Island. Yes, the HQ is talking about the Nassau County Coliseum. Everyone and their mother knows the place is a rat hole- even the commissioner of the National Hockey League agrees with the majority of us for a change.

He's even gone as far as encouraging a change- and soon...

But the pols on the Island aren't green-lighting Wang's multi-billion Lighthouse development project to the specs he would like.

Hazel Sanchez went chasing out on the Island...
((HT: WCBS-TV))
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Wang has even gone as far as saying he'll look elsewhere if Lighthouse isn't approved. The HQ has heard Brooklyn (with the Nets) and Kansas City- where AEG has scheduled an Islanders game for exhibition season.

((Rub chin back and forth here))

Yeah, like the HQ doesn't know where this is headed...

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