Jul 2, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) tosses his bat after hitting a home run against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at O.Co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Bay Area Buzz 7/7: Donaldson Snubbed, Bochy's Blunder, Farewell Jack and Landry

How Do You Not Put Josh Donaldson on the All-Star Team? 

The only reasonable excuse Leyland had was that with Miguel Cabrera, Manny Machado,Evan Longoria, and Adrian Beltre also worthy, there were just not enough spots for all the 3Bmen who deserved to go. So you leave Longoria and Beltre off, and still overlook Donaldson so that you can make room for Brett Cecil, whose pitching delivery looks like an epileptic accidentally having sex with a coat rack? I know, I know — his motion isn’t relevant and I don’t mean to offend coat racks. It’s just…Leyland has actually managed to construct a roster that is, if anything, a tad short-handed at the deepest position in the American League.

– Nico, Athletics Nation

Batting Order Blunder Puts San Francisco Giants Back in Sync

Bruce Bochy shook up and scrambled things for his teetering team on Saturday, but not on purpose.

Hey, maybe by committing a major blunder on national TV, Bochy accidentally knocked everything back into its proper place.

Bochy had by far his most embarrassing moment as a Giant … and his team beat the Dodgers, anyway, 4-2 at AT&T Park.

Out-of-order karma, baby.

– Tim Kawikami, San Jose Mercury News

Farewell Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry

One can argue that Jack and Landry were instrumental to the culture change Jackson instilled, especially after jettisoning Monta Ellis. The Dubs’ two best bench players in 2012-13 exhibited great physical and mental toughness.

They rarely if ever got rattled and played with an edge the starters occasionally lacked. There is no way around it: Jack and Landry will be missed.

– JM Poulard, Warriors World

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