Manfred says building on the water ‘can be a big positive’ for the A’s

MLB commish addressed A’s ballpark pursuit at Tuesday press conference

Karl Buscheck
February 20, 2018 - 3:24 pm

Rob Manfred, the commissioner of MLB, spoke in favor of the Oakland A’s building a waterfront ballpark during a Tuesday press conference in Glendale, Ariz.

“Jack London Square is a positive,” Manfred said per John Shea of The San Francisco Chronicle. “The proximity to downtown generally is a positive. I think any time you have the opportunity to build a ballpark proximate to the water, it can be a big positive.”

Before praising the Jack London area, Manfred misspoke in intriguing fashion...

Manfred’s vote of support for the Howard Terminal site comes just a day after BART shut down the idea of building another station near the waterfront location.

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