Fight to land MLB's A's is tale of 3 cities

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Updated: 12/29/2013 5:33 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Oakland A's yearslong quest for a new home is really a tale of three cities.

Oakland is desperately trying to keep the team from moving out of a city already struggling with crime, financial woes and blow after blow to its public image.

To the south in the heart of booming Silicon Valley, San Jose is seeking to bolster its profile and treasury with an aggressive campaign to win the A's.

Standing in the way are San Francisco's Giants, who claim the lucrative Silicon Valley commercial market as their exclusive territory. And so far, the Giants are winning.

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