July 21, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) celebrates his 6-0 complete game victory against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Bay Area Buzz 7/22: Colon Crafty, McKenzie Raising Eyebrows, Why We Love Gore

Colon Crafty in Shutout of Angels 

For Bartolo Colon, life not only has begun again at 40, it’s even sweeter this time around.

Colon pitched a four-hitter for his third shutout this season and center fielder Chris Young robbedAlbert Pujols of a home run to help the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-0 on Sunday.

– Associated Press

Reggie McKenzie Raising Eyebrows

The point is this: With a roster that desperately needs an influx of difference-making talent, how could McKenzie risk his highest draft pick to date on a player with this much of a health question mark?

(I’d forgotten that days before the draft I wrote that the last thing McKenzie can do is go for any health or behavior risks atop the Raiders draft. OOPS–by me or by him.)

And — I will be accused of Raider-hating here, since I am always accused of this, but this is coming from outside execs, not me — that’s on top of the general assessment that the Raiders’ roster is bad again this season, possibly worse than last season, and last season’s talent level was awful.

– Tim Kawikami, San Jose Mercury News

Why We Love Frank Gore 

Gore is a blue-collar worker who just goes out and does his job. Despite nearing the end of his stellar career, he continues to lead by example. Whether his team wins or losses, his personality remains unchanged. That consistent demeanor is beneficial to his teammates, especially when a particular situation is not going well.

– Travis Chan, Yahoo! Sports

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