San Jose Sues MLB for Allegedly Thwarting Efforts to Move Oakland A's

San Francisco Giants reportedly opposed the attempt


The city of San Jose filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball Tuesday, accusing the league of a "blatant conspiracy" against the city's attempts to land the Oakland Athletics, reports John Woolfolk of the Mercury News.

The lawsuit challenges the 91-year exemption to antitrust laws granted to MLB by Congress, noting, according to the newspaper's report, "Modern baseball is squarely within 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."