Wednesday Must Read: Oakland A’s, pot farms, Franklin Canyon, 401(k) borrowing, and Jack Tatum

Major League Baseball has told San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed to chill out with regard to asking residents to vote in November on how they feel about building a new ballpark for the Oakland A’s, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Reed told the newspaper that he would consider MLB’s request after speaking to the sport’s president Bob DuPuy and A’s co-owner Lew Wolff. As an incentive to take it’s request, MLB reportedly told Reed that it would be willing to help pay the costs of a spring 2011 special election if one should ultimately be needed.

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