We had a relatively slow day in Bay Area sports as far as tangible game-action goes. The A's were the only team that played anything, really. We did have some news though, from the Warriors and the 49ers, on top of some Raiders and Giants things so, let's get to it, folks.
After the jump is all you need to know when it comes to the A's, Giants, 49ers, Raiders, Warriors, Sharks and all of Bay Area sports is laid in front of you by myself, as per our team specific blogs. So jump when I say jump... jump.
The San Francisco Giants had no baseball yesterday, but there is a whole lot of speculation regarding the team and their pitching rotation. I, for one, am in favor of the second one, Tim Lincecum is the ace, and should be where he's most needed: against the Padres. McCovey Chronicles has the post I'm referring to.
In Athletics Nation's postgame thread, they reference the A's stranding a million people on base. I'm leaning more towards two million, but what's a couple thousand thousand between friends, ya know? It was a frustrating game, that had me shaking my head by the end of it. Shaking my head an awful lot.
The 49ers fired offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye yesterday, and Niners Nation had a post on that. The team elevated quarterbacks coach Mike Johnson into the new coordinator role. NN also had a transcript from the press conference the team had to announce the coaching move. On top of that, they had a bit about WR Josh Morgan and his apparent injury, but it's not believed to be serious, which is always good.
Tough break for the Raiders, still, the only thing I can think about when I think of their game is the missed kicks. Such a bad feeling, a missed kick. So naturally, all they can focus on over at Silver and Black Pride is the kicking game, though they do have some other notes as well in this post. Sad news on top of that, George Blanda passed away, and they had a front page post with a video tribute to the man.
Goalie play is the name of the game for the Sharks this coming season. How will they perform? Niemi is a guy they brought in who figured to make the most impact in light of Evgeni Nabokov's departure (I still cry a little at night, every night, when I think of it), and he appeared to benefit from a great defense. The Sharks aren't quite up to scuff in that category, so Fear The Fin takes a look at the goalie situation and it's effect on the upcoming season.
The Golden State Warriors had their media/tweetdia day (or whatever they wanted to call it) yesterday and Golden State of Mind did a good job of recapping the event by way of links and videos and the like, so go check out the post on it.