Ray Ratto and Tim Kawakami join Jim to discuss the recent development that could lead to the A's and Giants sharing AT&T Park in the near future. The idea of seeing the Oakland A's play a home game on the banks of McCovey Cove may seem like a fantasy, but it's something that could happen in reality in a matter of months.
If the A's play at AT&T Park, it would be for the next two years, and would most certainly pave the way for the A's to move out of the Bay Area. MLB is reportedly asking the Coliseum to give the A's a short, two-year deal, so the team could have more flexibility to move to San Jose--or elsewhere, the Chronicle said.
For the A's to move across the bay, the San Francisco Giants would have to approve sharing AT&T Park, which is owned by the Giants. The benefit to the Giants would be a nice, fat rent check, and the probability that the team would move out of the area which would give the Giants sole ownership of one of the biggest markets in the country.
Their move would have many details to work out, including the problem that comes when you look at the schedule and see the Giants and the A's have home games on the same day nine times in 2014.