Colin Kaepernick, a former 43rd round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs in 2009, returns to the mound tonight. This time, Kaepernick will not be facing any batters, throwing out the first pitch at the San Francisco Giants game as they take on the Miami Marlins. The game begins at 7:15 p.m.
More 49ers headlines can be found in today’s morning tailgate.
CSNBayArea.com’s Matt Maiocco spoke with wide receiver Quinton Patton, who doesn’t want to put any limits on what he can accomplish in his first NFL season.
“I don’t like the word ‘rookie,’ ” Patton said. “I’m a ballplayer. I’m trying to be the best, and everything else is for the coaches to decide.”
CLIP OF THE DAY
With the offseason coming to a close, Taylor Price and I discussed several story lines, including Justin Smith’s two-year contract extension and which wide receivers have impressed in Crabtree’s absence.
TWEET ABOUT IT
The 49ers offices will be closed next week and the 49ers.com crew will be getting a brief break with training camp approaching. The Morning Tailgate blog will resume July 1.
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