Oakland A's owner Lew Wolff
Showing the patience of a premature ejaculator, Lew Wolff wants to bring the San Jose Earthquakes back...new stadium or not. Anyone who thinks this is a good idea is either a zealot (Casbah members, I am looking at you) or reckless. Not having a home of their own is what lost them there team the last time around, and with the area's recent history of being less than accommodating to those searching for a stadium solution Wolff would be well-served too not put much faith in lawmakers, university officials, and city council members giving him any helping hand in the endeavor.
Will The Don go for it in the name of evening out the number of teams and having a feel-good "Quakes come home" story for the media? Who knows...overall I think Garber has made some great (and tough) decisions for this league but as my cousin Big Harper used to say "shit done changed". In the post-Beckham era the microscope is a little more focused on the league so a false move back to San Jose at the wrong time would be a bigger story than it would have been a few years ago.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to hate on SJ. If asked what city I would like to see get the next franchise I would actually say San Jose. But we already have teams without real stadium plans (or any in the case of New England), and spotty attendance (NY, KC)....do we need another just for the sake of it? You tell me.