Oakland Officials Accuse A’s Owner of Playing Games in the Media

Oakland city officials had tough talk for Oakland Athletics co-owner Lew Wolff Monday night, accusing him of manipulating the media and refusing to engage in negotiations with the city concerning a new ballpark for the team. “Lew Wolff won’t talk to us,” said Oakland Assistant City Administrator Fred Blackwell at an event in Oakland for the grassroots group, Save Oakland Sports. Blackwell also said a change of ownership “would do wonders to negotiations.”

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