Montreal considered feasible option if Oakland A's move

The crowd in the stadium during the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets exhibition game at the...

The crowd in the stadium during the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets exhibition game at the Olympic Stadium, in Montréal March 29th 2014. (JOEL LEMAY/QMI AGENCY)

Pierre Durocher and Dave Kaufman, QMI Agency

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The Oakland A's are threatening to move from their Major League home in Northern California, and the city of Montreal is being used as a possible destination should they relocate.

Larry Reid, a city councillor in Oakland, says that A’s ownership is serious about moving if the team and the city don’t come to a lease agreement for the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Reid named Montreal and San Antonio, Texas, as two feasible options should the A’s decide to relocate.

Warren Cromartie, the spokesman for the Montreal Baseball Project, told QMI Agency that Montreal is now in the “driver’s seat after 100,000 fans came to the Olympic Stadium for two exhibition games between the Blue Jays and Mets last March.”

While many were taken aback by the news, Montreal poet and baseball writer David McGimpsey perhaps summed it up best on Twitter when he tweeted: “Hard to believe the Philadelphia – Kansas City – Oakland Athletics would just uproot like that.”


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