Candlestick Park to become an outlet center

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In case you were wondering about the future of Candlestick Park, the on-time home of the San Francisco Giants, wonder no more. From NBCBayArea.com:

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is scheduled to make an announcement Monday about the future of Candlestick Park . . . The former 49ers football stadium is expected to become home to a 500,000-square-foot “urban outlet” shopping center, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, and resemble a shopping center much like Santana Row in San Jose.

It’s supposed to be more dense with fewer chain stores, housing and underground instead of surface parking, all of which is more befitting of a city of San Francisco’s demographics and land scarcity. And, with all due respect to the old timers who have inexplicably fond memories of the ‘Stick, it’s probably a way better use for that site than sports ever was.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.