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11 May 2009

KQED Interview up

Earlier today I was interviewed by KQED Radio's Cy Musiker regarding the A's and San Jose. Check out my dulcet nasal tones in the podcast. I talk about the money that Mayor Reed wants the city to make, NIMBYs, chicken-and-egg scenarios, and yes, hope for Oakland.

Listeners will get an easter egg for their time: the correct pronunciation of my real name! Discuss away.

One more thing: the economic impact report I cited in the interview can be found here (PDF).

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

ML--good solid interview and agree with your advice to Oakland to have a back-up plan in place--in the event that SJ does not materalize. Also, gotta give you credit that you don't overlay the personal benefit of having the team within walking distance of your home.

Just curious on your thougts on when the blue ribbon committee might have their analysis complete. I am sensing sooner rather than later--perhaps June--what are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

I was going to post a link but you beat me to it. Congratulations, nice work ! You came across as knowledgeable, balanced, and reasonable, in other words, perfect for NPR !

Anonymous said...

pretty good interview ML...good job!!

Tony D. said...

After all these years, I come to find out it's "RAM isus" vs. what I thought: "RAIM isus." Nice interview R.M.; nice and neutral.

CA1650 said...

So that is how you sound :)

Anonymous said...

Great job w/ the interview....keep providing good information.

Georob said...

Okay, so if MLB wants San Jose to come up with an "amenable plan", then why are they telling them to keep quiet? Was MLB's request ever announced publicly or is this merely speculation?

BTW, "Mr. Obvious" thinks you did a great job with the interview. You were as neutral(and gracious) as you possibly could be considering where you live and work. And for the record, I always had the pronunciation of your name right.

hamachi said...

I had no idea what your name was, so I missed that whole thread...

but your interview was nice and on point. congrats!

daveinsm said...

good job RM

Sam said...

Georob,

San Jose is being told to keep quite so:

1)They don't stick their foot in their mouth again like a certain ex-mayor (who's name rhymes with Bon Tonzalez) did.

2)A lot of sensitive negotiations are going on behind the scenes with a team who is not happy that they are going on at all, and they may be end with San Jose's rights being striped from that team (who's managing owner is named after a video game character) against that teams will. It would not be good for San Jose to appear like they are the front runner at this point.

Jonclaude4baseball said...

A great balanced interview. Your neutrality in face of a very emotional subject is awesome!

Ditto to Anon 8:51...after tonight's SJ meeting ML, can you give us a "guess" of blue ribbon committee timing?

My guess...sometime between the December owners meeting and opening day 2010.