Urban: Busted By Bleacher Cops at Wrigley

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Urban: Busted By Bleacher Cops at Wrigley

Sept. 22, 2010
GIANTS PAGE GIANTS VIDEOMychael UrbanCSNBayArea.com

CHICAGO -- Having provided on Tuesday a video tour of Wrigleyville, the suds-sodden neighborhood surrounding storied Wrigley Field, one of my priorities before Wednesdays game was to take CSNBayArea.com visitors on a tour of the inside of the famous old yard. As youll see, mission accomplished. Sort of.Ill cut right to the chase: I got everything I wanted to get except what I really wanted to get, and that was a good perspective from the bleachers here. If you go to Wrigley, you have to go to the bleachers, right? Thats where the party rages -- win, lose or rain.Alas, the press pass Ive been granted, the one that proclaims the bearer of such privy to ALL ACCESS, is a big, fat liar.Despite being armed with said pass, and the sunny disposition of a man looking for nothing other than to give the good folks of the Bay Area a peek from one of the more interesting perspectives in baseball, I was told I was not allowed.What in the name of Ernie Banks is going on here? A credentialed member of the media cant even stroll the bleachers? To paraphrase Chevy Chase in Caddyshack, Are we in Russia, Danny?I promised to keep my camera stowed. I promised Id write nothing but good things about my experience (which, I figured, would be a very easy promise to keep given the bleachers were mostly empty and Im a sucker for romantic baseball experiences). I smiled, kept my cool, resisted the temptation to tell the bleacher cop -- who, bless his heart, made a call looking to grant me access but was denied -- that had he simply let me go without making a fuss, nobody on earth would notice.Nothing worked. So no soup for me. And no view from the bleachers for any of us. Maybe CSN Chicago has the pull to make it happen Thursday.If not, I have no choice but to give you this assessment: The bleachers at Wrigley Field SUCK!Im kidding, of course. Sort of.

Reports: Former 49ers wide receiver to visit Bills

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Reports: Former 49ers wide receiver to visit Bills

Aquan Boldin is looking for a new football home.

And the former 49ers wide receiver is visiting with the Bills on Monday, according to multiple reports.

Boldin started all 16 games with the Lions last season, recording 67 catches for 584 yards and eight touchdowns.

From 2013 to 2015 with the 49ers, he racked up 237 receptions, 3030 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.

The three-time Pro Bowler will turn 37 years old in October.

Boldin entered the NFL as the 54th overall pick in the 2003 draft.

Steph Curry makes fun of 'China Klay' -- 'I had to do it'

Steph Curry makes fun of 'China Klay' -- 'I had to do it'

Steph Curry could not help himself.

The two-time NBA champion is currently in China, and just before wrapping up a clinic, he couldn't pass up on the opportunity to make fun of Klay Thompson.

Enjoy the video below:

Remember a month ago when Klay was in China and failed at his attempt (or attempts) to complete a 180 degree dunk?

Of course you do.

"I had to do it. I had to do it," Curry told all of the fans in attendance.

Is that an inside joke?

"Yeah, hashtag China Klay," Curry answered.

Any last words, Mr. Curry?

"Thank you for your support. It means a lot to me that I know I have a lot of fans here ... it means so much to me, to Seth (Curry). All year long we think about you guys, so thanks very much for inviting us. 

"And we're gonna have another great year."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller