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Continued: Calif. city sues Major League Baseball, says it is dragging feet over Oakland A's plan to move

  • Article by: SUDHIN THANAWALA , Associated Press
  • Last update: June 18, 2013 - 6:40 PM

The pipes backed up on the lower levels of the stadium, creating a stink of raw sewage and pools of water in the clubhouses used by both teams and the umpires.

Baseball's antitrust exemption was granted by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1922, with the court ruling that baseball is not interstate commerce.

The lawsuit contends that while baseball may have started as a local affair, it is "squarely in the realm of interstate commerce."

"MLB clubs ply their wares nationwide, games are broadcast throughout the country on satellite TV and radio, as well as cable channels and MLB clubs have fan bases that span from coast to coast," the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit alleges San Jose's failure to obtain the stadium would result in a loss of $1.8 billion in direct spending over 30 years. It calls on the court to find MLB in violation of antitrust laws and to prevent it from blocking the A's move. It also seeks damages.

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