^^the peralta site is definitely the best site for the a's outside the diridon station plan in sj. the a's knew they would face neighborhood opposition, and that's why the timeline is stretched out. they now have an opportunity, and obligation even, to partner with the neighborhood to successfully create the desired ballpark village without gentrifying to the point all those neighbors get pushed out. if they use the at&t model across the bay, they're going to fail miserably on that goal. hopefully they'll stay true to oakland and choose what's good for the city and good for baseball over maximizing profits.