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Friday, July 23, 2010
Selig questions San Jose's vote on A's

Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says a proposed ballot measure on a stadium in San Jose for the Oakland Athletics is premature.

Selig said Friday he was "disappointed" to hear that Mayor Chuck Reed wants to put a measure on the November ballot to approve a stadium for the team. Major League Baseball has yet to decide whether the club can relocate.

Selig says a committee looking into the move will meet with him again Monday.

The A's need the approval of baseball and other team owners to move to San Jose because the San Francisco Giants hold territorial rights to the area.

But the mayor said Thursday he will ask the City Council to approve a ballpark measure for the ballot regardless of where the process stands.