San Jose keeps putting on airs that it's this "major city." But it never will be without major league sports franchises (or a real nightlife scene). Oh, sure, SJ has the Sharks, and as a longtime season ticket holder, I love them. But one franchise in the pro sports league that's a distant #4 does not make this a major league city. Will SJ ever get MLB baseball? Who knows, but it doesn't seem likely. Probably not, unless the A's move out of the area and SJ somehow gets an expansion team, and that would still require redrawing the Giants' "territories." I'm skeptical SJ will get an MLS team any time soon, either, what with a public vote required to secure a facility for an expansion team. Yay! At least SJ still has arena football and indoor lacrosse! Columbus, OH, a city derided by many Quakes fans as a "cowtown", is more of a major league city. Not only do they have NHL and MLS teams with their own venues, they have AAA baseball (the Yankees' top minor league team) and big-time college sports. And when I went there for MLS Cup '01, I was surprised how much more metropolitan it is than the bigger San Jose. Face it, SJ, you're not even in league with Columbus. You're Omaha West. MLS, if you come back, please play in another Bay Area city, one that might be able to handle a team. I don't care if that means a different name and the beginning of a new legacy. Perhaps a fresh start is what we need.