Gulls: Winningest team in San Francisco Bay Area baseball

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Among Denard Span’s greatest fears in the outfield is having a gull splat on him from above as he chases down a long fly ball.

It’s a real possibility, considering how regularly the pesky birds come in off the San Francisco Bay to hover low over the Giants’ AT&T Park. ”I’m afraid of them dropping something, using the bathroom on top of me,” said Span, San Francisco’s center fielder. ”Or maybe them dropping some food near me and then all of them just freaking swarming me.” Sports venues across the country struggle to wave off pigeons, bats and gulls, but the two Bay Area ballparks’ proximity to the water and dumps at...