Thursday, March 5, 2015

Baseball fantasy: 'Bring the Athletics back to Philly'

Now all they need is a billionaire owners' group

Baseball fantasy: 'Bring the Athletics back to Philly'

A fan group wants to bring the Oakland Athletics back to their old home, Philadelphia, writes Hayden Mitman in the Inquirer's Star weekly newspapers.

Well: the site of Shibe Park's now a megachurch, so they'll need a new stadium. And the Phils are winning; and their monopoly owners' group isn't likely to vote for competition. Plus, we're still paying for the Phillies' stadium (and the Eagles', too.) Plus, they'll need an owners' group, and how many hundred million dollars? 

But guys can dream, and they'll be getting together to talk, sometime in September. Read more here.

Joseph N. DiStefano
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PhillyDeals posts raw drafts and updates of Joseph N. DiStefano's columns and stories about Philly-area finance, investment, commercial real estate, tech, hiring and public spending, which he's been writing since 1989, mostly for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

DiStefano studied economics, history and a little engineering at Penn, taught writing at St. Joe's, and has written the book Comcasted, more than a thousand columns, and thousands of articles, and raised six children with his wife, who is a saint.

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