Selig ‘Frustrated’ Over Unresolved A’s Ballpark Situation, Reiterates Need For New Stadium

CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS / AP) — Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him “frustrated.”

The Oakland Athletics still don’t have the new ballpark he says he believes they desperately need.

Selig praised all parties after the A’s recently reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to stay at the rundown Coliseum. Whether the A’s are able to one day build a new stadium at the current Coliseum site or elsewhere in Oakland, Selig will support the team’s ideas.

“This is always something I wanted to get resolved before I leave office, which is another 5 1/2 or six months,” Selig said Tuesday, citing litigation as the current snag. “I’ve always said the local club, they know their market best.”

Sitting next to fraternity brother and longtime friend, A’s owner Lew Wolff, Selig acknowledged the…

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