Despite several requests, Chuck Reed has never met or spoken with Commissioner Bud Selig. The San Jose mayor says it's about time. "If I have to go to Milwaukee or New York for a meeting, I'll go," said Reed, whose city remains determined to host the A's instead of Oakland. "I'll go to Europe. I'm happy to meet him anywhere on neutral ground." Reed's latest attempt to speak with Selig was made this week in a letter mailed to the commissioner's Milwaukee office. The letter was dated April 2, three days after the four-year anniversary of Selig forming a committee to analyze the A's stadium situation. In an interview, Reed said he has spoken with members of the committee and former Major League Baseball President Bob Dupuy, who asked in 2011 that San Jose's City Council put off a public vote to accelerate the ballpark project. On the stadium issue, Selig's communication channels have been with committee members and executives of the Giants, some of whom he saw at last month's World Baseball Classic at AT&T Park, and the A's. One reason Reed wants a meeting with Selig, he said, is to avoid further lawsuits. In the fourth and final paragraph of his letter, Reed wrote that a meeting would "help resolve any lingering issues" about San Jose and "could reduce the probability for additional litigation."
San Jose mayor wants to meet with Selig
San Francisco Chronicle | Apr 4