Bay Area Buzz 10/25: Giants Lose Game 3, Raiders-Browns, Kings’ New Arena


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Giants Lose Game 3

"Coming home has its advantages. The Giants sought to gain as many as they could Friday night, short of ipecac in the visiting punch bucket.They watered the infield dirt till it was a fine slurry, hoping to muddy up those royal blue fleet cleats. They had the full, throaty support of a sellout crowd. They knew how to predict the behavior of every outfield brick.But someone would’ve noticed if they moved the Kansas City Royals bullpen to Milpitas. And short of that, it was hard to envision them having much of a chance to recover in what became a 3-2 loss in Game 3 of the World Series.Wade Davis and Greg Holland, purveyors of filth that they are, did not give back the last bit of a 3-0 lead. Kansas City’s tremendous defenders hogged both armrests. And as a result, the Royals hold a 2-games-to-1 edge. It is the first time the Giants have trailed in an active World Series since 2002, when the Anaheim Angels won two of the first three games."

Andrew Baggarly, CSN Bay Area


"Even 0-6 teams have must-win games, and that’s exactly what the Oakland Raiders are facing this week when they visit FirstEnergy Stadium to take on the Cleveland Browns. Kickoff is scheduled for this Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.Oakland’s schedule is going to be grueling after this week, giving the game that much more importance.The Browns have looked good at times this season, but their performance last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars showed that they are still very beatable. The Raiders have to capitalize on this opportunity.Cleveland has been one of the worst teams against the run this season. Despite his underwhelming play so far, Darren McFadden will be a major factor. If he’s able to play anywhere near the level he’s capable of, he could be looking at a breakout game.The Oakland defense has been decimated by injuries, forcing several reserves into starting roles. But with how bad the unit has played, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.Sunday’s game is an odd matchup between a Raiders team that can’t seem to get out of its own way and a Browns team that seems all too willing to give up a win. It might not be pretty, but the Raiders have a very real opportunity to leave Cleveland with a win."

Brian Flores, Bleacher Report

Kings’ New Arena

"The Kings sent out a press release today announcing the groundbreaking ceremony would take place at 11:30 am on Wednesday, October 29th, also the same day as Opening Night of the Regular Season. Unfortunately the public is not invited as it is an active construction site, but the entire event will be live streamed.Demolition on the site is continuing and is almost done. Per the Kings, the site should begin to go vertical sometime in the beginning of 2015, still on pace for an October 2016 debut."

Aykis16, Sactown Royalty