SJ battles MLB in court to bring A's to South Bay

October 4, 2013

The latest fight over a proposal to move the Oakland A's to the South Bay played out in a San Jose courtroom Friday. Major League Baseball is trying to stop a lawsuit by San Jose challenging MLB's antitrust exemption.

It's a legal battle that could last for years.

While the A's focus on the playoffs, San Jose's legal team of Joe Cotchett and Phil Gregory headed to a federal courtroom to convince a judge not to dismiss the case. Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball argue that they're exempt from antitrust laws so San Jose can't sue them over a proposed A's move to the South Bay.

"They say they have an exemption from a 1922 Supreme Court case. We take the position, quite frankly, as you heard in the courtroom, that this exemption they claim has long passed. It is gone and is not relevant to the economy of today," Cotchett said... (To read the entire article, please click HERE)