Was Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis' 'Ball Hog' Tweet Helpful?

August 8, 2014 | In the days since the announcement that the Sacramento Kings ownershi...


August 8, 2014 |

In the days since the announcement that the Sacramento Kings ownership group is interested in acquiring a piece of Sacramento Republic FC in hopes of luring a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise to the area, there have been a flurry of reports and speculation about that possibility.

Not to be outdone, and to show that he still has his foot on the matter, Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis and his soccer supporters weighed in on the matter in recent days.

First there was a report on KCRA where Davis suggested that Sacramento has its hands full with the downtown arena and should leave it to Elk Grove. There was also a report in the Sacramento Business Journal where Davis' soccer partner Fabian Nunez said that Elk Grove is still in the hunt for an MLS expansion franchise.   

Aside from telling Sacramento Mayor Ken Johnson and his group that "they ought to keep their eyes on that ball  [Sacramento Kings] and keep their feet off of ours," Davis took to social media to argue his case.
In what can be best described as aggressive-passive message, Davis broadcasts the above message on Twitter that calls Johnson a ball hog, but then after calling him out, asks for his cooperation.

So is the Mayor's act that of someone painted into a corner, an act of desperation? Or is Davis simply defending the honor, not to mention the effort already devoted to the project, of Elk Grove?   

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