The news that the Oakland A’s have selected the Laney College site near Lake Merritt is large for the Bay Area sports scene. Everything’s changing in the 21st century, right before our eyes, and the new landscape by 2025 will leave us with a very odd thought: AT&T Park will be the oldest home park among the Giants/A’s/49ers/Raiders/Warriors. Tear it down! Modernize it! I joke, of course. That’s what a Jock Blog is for.
Giancarlo Stanton smashing baseballs off the Coke bottle in left field at AT&T Park? I know, I know. Most of his home runs would fall a few rows short of the Coke bottle. Other than that, you got a problem, pal? OK, serious talk now. Let’s all agree that a 13-13 August record (going into Tuesday night’s game at San Diego) is not enough improvement to let general manager Bobby Evans off the hook in terms of remaking the Giants’ mission statement.
The 49ers showed up at Levi’s Stadium on Saturday night for a new season, and we longtime fans of the squad — hell, anyone over the age of 12, really — sighed once more as we tried to get used to the still-new home of the fabled NFL franchise. It’s Year Four at Levi’s Stadium, and no one has yet to truly feel at home there. If anyone has, they haven’t transmitted as much to the Murph/Mac Show. That’s why the move by team president Al Guido and his crew to dress up Levi’s caught my eye.
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