The proof was everywhere on Sunday, the details were glaring, and the proper pained conclusion was beyond question.
Terrelle Pryor isn’t just the Raiders’ best quarterback, he’s the only one.
He’s it, and Matt Flynn absolutely isn’t.
If nothing else, the Raiders’ gut-shot 24-14 loss to Washington at the Coliseum proved one franchise-focusing thing:
By not playing on Sunday, Pryor loomed larger than he ever has and maybe ever will, and by playing the way he did, Flynn has never seemed smaller.
– Tim Kawikami, San Jose Mercury News
The first thing Barry Zito planned to do, after the expiration of his seven-year contract with the Giants, was to paddle out beyond Point Loma and ride a wave.
It happened sooner than he imagined.
What other way to describe what swelled and soared through Zito’s chest, what crashed against his senses, what washed over him in his farewell game at AT&T Park?
– Andrew Baggarly, CSN Bay Area
Oakland’s tremendous 2013 regular season came to an end today with a 9-0 victory at Seattle, giving the A’s 96 wins for the season, tied for eighth most in Oakland history.
The A’s got in some good final work in preparing for their AL Division Series that opens Friday at the Coliseum: Sonny Gray worked five scoreless innings; some lineup regulars got a little bit of action before coming out; and some lesser-used players and callups finished up.
– Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle