Casey Pratt says Rob Manfred ‘lacks a complete understanding’ of Oakland A’s situation

Jun 16, 2023, 10:30 AM | Updated: 11:03 am

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks about the Oakland Athletics stadium deal....

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 25: Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media prior to a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Francisco Giants at American Family Field on May 25, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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ABC7’s Casey Pratt joined the Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross to discuss the latest news and blows to the Oakland Athletics, including Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo signing the bill, granting the team $380 in public funding for an eventual $1.5 billion stadium along the Las Vegas Strip.

The only move next for the move to become official is approval from 75% of  MLB owners. The bill was passed by the Nevada state Senate and Assembly after a seven-day special session to fine-tune the financing.

“Today is a significant step forward in securing a new home for the Athletics,” the team said in a statement. “We thank Nevada Governor Lombardo, Legislative leaders, and Clark County Commissioners and staff for their hard work, support, and partnership. We will now begin the process with MLB to apply for relocation to Las Vegas.”

Topics discussed with Casey include:

  • Why the San Francisco Giants have green blood on their hands
  • If ever there was a group to screw up the final steps, it’s owner Athletics John Fisher and president Dave Kaval
  • Could Oakland ever be considered for an MLB expansion team?
  • Where does the Oakland Athletics play next year and until the prospective Las Vegas stadium is built?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Casey Pratt.

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