Good morning folks!
How about another dose of Bay Area news to go with that morning coffee? Today is the first day of August in the Summer of 2013. Where has the time gone, summer is almost over! Sports news is generally slow at this time of the year, but there’s almost always fresh information to report, and why not give it to you, bright and early?
San Francisco Giants:
After seven seasons with the Giants, Wilson is sure to draw an interesting reaction from those at AT&T Park, but his former teammates said the matchups won’t be contentious.
‘I’m definitely curious to see what he’s featuring,’ Tim Lincecum said. Asked if he was talking about Wilson’s on-field ability or his trademark black beard, Lincecum smiled.
‘It’s kind of a bittersweet thing,’ Matt Cain said. ‘He’s with the Dodgers, our biggest rival, but I’m happy for him because he’s back playing. Probably a lot of people thought he’d be done.’
– San Jose Mercury News, Alex Pavlovic
“Infielder Alberto Callaspo couldn’t wait to join the A’s after being traded there by the Los Angeles Angels. So after his old team lost to the Texas Rangers Tuesday night, Callaspo packed a few things and headed to the Dallas-Fort Worth airport for a late-night flight.
Flight cancelled. But Callaspo stayed near the airport, got up at 5 a.m. to catch an early flight, and was running on adrenalin in the A’s clubhouse before the game.
‘I’m excited,’ Callaspo said, adding that he would play any position except catcher.”
– San Jose Mercury News, John Hickey
San Francisco 49ers:
“After offensive coordinator Greg Roman positioned his tight end all over the field during offseason practices, the Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday that Davis has morphed into the 49ers’ ‘most consistent deep threat.’
We still expect Anquan Boldin to be Colin Kaepernick’s go-to guy while a flock of 49ers receivers struggle to overcome nagging injuries. Per The Bee, Davis is still seeing plenty of snaps at tight end but also lining up in the slot as the 49ers look to ease the absence of the injured Michael Crabtree.”
– NFL.com, Mark Sessler