Sep 21, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick (16) slides safely to third base after a fly out against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Bay Area Buzz 9/22: A's Win But Celebration Postponed, 49ers Opting Against Read Option, Could Warriors Sign LeBron?

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A’s Win But Celebration Postponed

But there was no sliding or plunging or champagne spraying. The A’s did their part, thrashing the Minnesota Twins 9-1 after waiting through a two-hour rain delay. But the Rangers thwarted their plan by beating Kansas City 3-1.

So no plunging. But there was plungering. Again. The heavy rain runoff apparently, according to the A’s, caused another sewage backup, this time in the coaches’ bathroom inside the Oakland clubhouse.

Between the sewage backup, the lack of drainage on the field, the big yellow square in centerfield caused by damage to the grass from the Raiders bleachers and the NFL yardage numbers visible on the field, the Coliseum was in fine form. As though mocking all critics: “You think I’m ugly? Well, see you in the postseason.”

– Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle

49ers Opting Against Read Option

Thus far, the 49ers have done anything but rely on the read-option. They used it with success last season and quarterback Colin Kaepernick shredded the Packers on the ground in the playoffs. However, in Week 1 the 49ers barely used the offense against the Packers. It wasn’t used much against Seattle, either.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the 49ers have used the read-option 16 times this season, gaining just 26 yards. They have averaged 0.6 yards before first contact. Last season, San Francisco averaged 5.6 yards before contact using the read-option.

– Bill Williamson, ESPN

Could Warriors Sign LeBron?

If LeBron does decide to explore other options in free agency, a lot needs to happen for the Golden State Warriors to be at the top of his list.  Last season, the Warriors were the darling of the NBA.  They overachieved during the regular season and stunned the Denver Nuggetsin the playoffs.

LeBron isn’t going to leave Miami for a team like that.  The stage has been set – now the Dubs need to deliver.  Next season is going to be considered a failure if the Warriors aren’t contenders.  Andre Iguodala is a great addition to a team led by Stephen Curry and David Lee.

– Mike Dill, Blue Man Hoop

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