San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan, center, celebrates with Marco Scutaro, left, and Andres Torres after hitting an inside the park two-run home run off of Colorado Rockies pitcher Rafael Betancourt during the 10th inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Giants won 6-5 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Bay Area Buzz 5/26: Giants Walk Off, Sharks Veterans in Familiar Territory


Everything Wrong is Right Again, Giants Walk Off

In the last few years, we’ve all been spoiled. Championships, comebacks, a no-hitter, a perfect game, Cy Youngs, and an MVP. And that all came after we got to watch Barry Bonds. Spoiled, spoiled, spoiled.

I’m not sure I’ve seen anything as awesome as a walk-off inside-the-park home run, though. I think if we send a bouquet of these to Alfonso Marquez, it would be a good compromise between “thanks for doing us a solid after all, blue” and “you are the worst and I hope these make you vomit.”

- Grant Brisbee, McCovey Chronicles

Sharks Veterans in Familiar Territory

They sit beside each other in the practice facility dressing room, old buddies carrying on just like it’s 1999 all over again.

When the San Jose Sharks acquired Scott Hannan at the April 3 trade deadline, there was certainly a smile on Brad Stuart’s face.

Two old pals back together.

“Just like old times,” Stuart said Saturday. “A lot of years have gone by, but it felt like nothing changed when he came back.”

- Pierre LeBrun, ESPN.com

How Effective Will Crabtree Be Once He Returns? 

Given the importance of cutting for wide receivers, ankle pain or stiffness would seriously hamper their effectiveness. Though, as Dave Seibert points out, treatment with platelet-rich plasma could mitigate these effects while expediting recovery, there are no guarantees. Much like the Achilles of the Homeric tradition, Crabtree could be just a ghost of his former self when he returns.

- East Bay Sports Guy, Bay Area Sports Guy

Matt McGloin-Terrelle Pryor Dynamic Could Come Full Circle with Oakland Raiders

Penn State fans would find nothing sweeter than seeing McGloin on the right side of roster cuts, especially if it came at the expense of Pryor.

McGloin squared off against a Pryor-led Ohio State team just once as a starter at Penn State. He staked the Nittany Lions to a 14-3 halftime lead in a 2010 contest in Columbus, but the wheels came off in the second with two interception returns for touchdowns in a 38-14 loss.

- Dustin Hockensmith, PennLive.com

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