Dallas Braden is fed up with Stockton’s crime and is moving to Sacramento with his grandmother Peggy Lindsey. The Oakland A’s pitcher and Stagg High graduate blew up at a town-hall meeting Wednesday at Victory Park.
“I’m out of here,” he said at one point.
I understand his frustration. Braden was almost car-jacked and Lindsey’s apartment was burglarized. Knowing how close Braden is with his grandmother, I suspect the burglary was the final straw. Braden probably feels a sense of betrayal. He has given much to this community. I’m sure he’s thinking, “And this is how you repay me?”
It’s a shame to see Braden lose his faith in Stockton. But I understand where he is coming from.