More baseball, less football - still a decent day in Bay Area sports. Aside from me pretending the Giants game never happened (IT DIDN'T!), the A's pulled off a very solid win and we had bits of news for some of the other teams which is always good to see. Not much else to say.
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This game didn't happen. I'm convinced of this. I'll pretend that it didn't. Though I suppose, if you prefer to exist outside of the reality that I wish to create, it did happen, and McCovey Chronicles has a post-game thread on the matter.
On top of that, the minor lines.
I was starting to think the A's weren't going to win anymore. Then they remembered that they have themselves a pretty good pitcher who probably deserves some run support and what do you know? A victory, and Athletics Nation has a post-game thread and recap on it.
Niners Nation took a look at two of their running backs: rookie sixth round pick Anthony Dixon and recent signee, veteran Brian Westbrook. How will they be played? I'm not entirely sure myself.
Fooch (David Fucillo for those of you not yet acclimated with the team blog) also had his send-off for Glen Coffee (retired) and Kentwan Balmer (condemned to play for the Seahawks).
Lastly, some handsome devil took a look at linebacker Diyral Briggs and the changes he's made to make the 53-man roster.
Second year receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is just resting, apparently. I'm far less cynical than the tone of this post from Silver And Black Pride, but I'd be kidding myself and avoiding the answer if I was to say that there wasn't at least a little bit of intrigue and possible merit behind the line of thinking. It'll be interesting to hear about going forward, to say the least.
They also took a look at the defensive end position. Will these guys demand double teams? Probably not both of them, but I am interested in whether or not either one of them could handle an NFL double team.
The Willie MItchell story continues for Fear The Fin. He's set to make a decision on his NFL future by the end of this week, and most folks there are on the cusp of insanity wondering what his decision will be. I agree that he's the only free agent left with a chance to make a considerable impact on the team. I hope he picks San Jose.
Not much going on for the Warriors - but some road jerseys leaked. Golden State Of Mind has a post on that. Personally, I like them, and I've been pretty upset with the new logo and basically everything pertaining to aesthetic changes for the Warriors this offseason.