Darting here and there ... Brian Wilson just wanted his World Series ring. For his nose, ear or navel, presumably. Considering the efforts the Giants have made to get Wilson his jewelry, his public postgame scene with Larry Baer was downright B. Sleazy. Wilson definitely burned his Bay Area bridges by making such a fuss -- and we've got some pretty big bridges around here. Wilson won't have to worry about burning bridges in L.A. They only have overpasses. Future prickly Wilson moment: When the Giants have to add him to their Wall of Fame. Intriguing San Francisco doubleheader Thursday night: Jimmy and Timmy. And both Harbaugh and Lincecum delivered the goods. For all the intimidating defensive players they have, the 49ers got their toughness back from one Frank Gore. Just give that man the damn ball. Without Aldon Smith and Patrick Willis on the field, NoVorro Bowman finally got some much deserved spotlight. We're indifferent to the principals, but congratulations to San Francisco Bay for floating the most exciting America's Cup ever. Top that, Newport, R.I. It was a bit of an upset that the Oracle post-victory press conference wasn't canceled due to too much wind. That'll teach New Zealand to mess with us again. The Kiwis never learn that we can just buy off their best sailors. Why was the Oracle team so highly motivated for its stirring comeback? Our theory is it didn't want the visiting crew to start celebrating in our expansive pool. At last, now we can get back to what really matters -- the windward and leeward of the Warriors on the starboard of Oracle Arena. We're about to set sail, mateys. As we've predicted for a few years, Bud Selig will leave the A's ballpark issue for the next guy. Hey, what's one more year of stalling after nearly five? "Before I leave, I'm satisfied we'll work something out," Selig said on a radio show, only moments after calling the Coliseum "a pit." Hey, it's had the Black Hole for years. So that's supposed to offend us? Barry Zito received what should have stood as a pretty warm and fuzzy sendoff this week, a win over the Dodgers. It's a bit overboard that the Giants will tempt fate by pitching him again this weekend. As much as we admire Zito for being a class act in good times and bad, there are reasons he doesn't merit something like what the Yankees did for Mariano Rivera -- he's not retiring, and, well, the numbers. As for Lincecum, we're placing our bets right now: He will be back, somehow, some way. And it's the right decision. For a moment, anyway, we could love the Yankees for their fabulous final act honoring Rivera. Pretty much perfect, like the pitcher himself. Such a brilliant bit of scheduling to have Rivera's final games as a major leaguer to take place in -- ugh -- Houston. At least the Yankees get to stay in the American League. The Detroit Tigers finish up playing an interleague series in Miami before likely making the long slog to Oakland. Jim Leyland is burning through an extra carton of Marlboros over that one. Robinson Cano wants $305 million over the next decade? Give us Eric Sogard and pitching and we'll take our chances. Angels owner Arte Moreno likes those 10-year deals. And since Cano has moved into his 30s, his Orange County odds probably improve even more. As much as we wish the best for Terrelle Pryor's quick return, it wouldn't be such a bad thing to see what Matt Flynn can do over a whole game besides hold a clipboard. The NFL loves its buzz phrases and "concussion protocol" is definitely soaring up the charts. Just moved past "downhill player," "good in space" and "value pick." Finally, there's a photo making the Internet rounds of a baby drinking from a beer bottle in the A's celebration clubhouse. Not to worry, folks, this shouldn't jeopardize his spot in the rotation in a few years.
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