San Jose Backs Down on A's Vote



Out of deference to the wishes of Major League Baseball, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has agreed to table a proposed November vote on a new stadium for the Oakland A's, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The mayor said that MLB president Bob DuPuy has promised to pay for a portion of any special election if the league decides to allow the A's to move there in spite of the South Bay territorial rights once granted to the San Francisco Giants.