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Karl's BlogOakland Athletics

There’s still no official timetable for Sean Doolittle, as the All-Star closer works his way back from a shoulder injury. “Don’t know until he gets on the mound yet,” said manager Bob Melvin on Sunday morning before the Oakland Athletics took on the Seattle Mariners. “I think we’re getting close more »

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Just a couple of days after Brett Lawrie punched out four times on 12 pitches, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin told the story of the time he accomplished a similar feat. Unlike Lawrie who bounced back with a 3-for-5 showing in the following contest, Melvin didn’t get a chance to more »

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Karl's BlogSan Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers threw away a 28-7 halftime lead on Saturday night at Levi’s Stadium, losing 38-35 to the San Diego Chargers. “Doesn’t feel like a lot to say right now,” said head coach Jim Harbaugh after the team dropped its fourth consecutive contest and fell to 7-8 on more »

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Karl's BlogSan Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have been officially knocked out of the playoff chase, but head coach Jim Harbaugh has yet to have a sit-down with his bosses to discuss his future. “As I say yea, always. That’s an always thing. I’m always available to talk to the owner and the more »

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Karl's BlogSan Francisco 49ers

So much for the animosity. A couple of days after Pete Carroll said that Jim Harbaugh has coaching “magic,” the San Francisco 49ers coach dished out a compliment of his own. “He’s a great competitor,” said Harbaugh on Friday during a press conference at Levi’s Stadium. “He’s a great football more »

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Karl's BlogSan Francisco 49ers

Apparently Vernon Davis, who has been nowhere to be found during the 2014 season, has been spending all his time blocking. One day after the veteran tight end explained that it was San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman’s “call” to get him more involved in the offense, Roman made more »

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Karl's BlogSan Francisco 49ers

Ahmad Brooks’ 60-game starting streak came to a crashing halt on Sunday after San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio benched the veteran for missing a meeting. “It was difficult to do, but it was an easy decision,” said Fangio on Thursday during a press conference at Levi’s Stadium. “He more »

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Karl's BlogSan Francisco 49ers

Vernon Davis has been nowhere to be found during the 2014 season. On Wednesday, the San Francisco 49ers tight end addressed his lack of targets and productivity. “For me it’s all about coming here, showing up, doing what I have to do to contribute,” said Davis while standing near his more »

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Karl's BlogSan Francisco 49ers

Even NaVorro Boman had to admit, the San Francisco 49ers just aren’t as physical as they’ve been in the past. “I don’t want to say that I’m the reason or Pat[rick Willis] is the reason, but it’s just when you’re used to coming to work and seeing a type of more »

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Karl's BlogSan Francisco 49ersUncategorized

So, maybe there is a little tension after all. On Monday, during his weekly conversation with Damon Bruce on 95.7 The Game, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke was asked point-blank if there is tension between himself and his head coach Jim Harbaugh. “I think a lot of it more »

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