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In Sacramento, a push for Major League Baseball*

Monday, July 9, 2012

Mayor Kevin Johnson isn’t wasting time pouting over the city’s ill-fated attempts to build a new arena for the Kings. He’s now turned his attention to trying to attract a Major League Baseball team (read: Oakland A's). But, alas, A's owner Lew Wolff takes about two nanoseconds before shooting down any notion that he's interested in the state capital.

The mission of Johnson's Think Big Sacramento task force: to let it be known that Sacto wants to be considered if and when a team is looking for greener pastures.

That’s per the Sacramento Bee, which probably has sufficient reason to be on board. The newspaper says Johnson is “soliciting insider advice from a notable local name, Kevin McClatchy, former co-owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team and current chairman of the board of The McClatchy Co., owner of The Bee.”
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