Darting here and there ...

-- In dumping analyst Drew Remenda, didn't the Sharks learn a thing from the Warriors' blunder with Jim Barnett? Guess they will have to learn the hard way like the Warriors did.

-- It should be Lesson No. 1 in the pro sports executive handbook: You don't fire the good guys, especially when they represent your organization so enthusiastically and so well.

-- If the ousting of the immensely popular Remenda is the first glimpse of a Sharks offseason makeover, we shudder to think what might happen to the actual roster.

-- On the positive side, in the same week Remenda was so stupidly cut loose, Barnett relayed on Twitter that he will now be the color man for all Warriors telecasts next year, no small victory for Jim and his many supporters. Omen for Drew? Speak up, Sharks fans.

-- It's this simple: The Warriors can't win an NBA title with their existing cast. They have a chance with Kevin Love, and when will they have a better opportunity to land such a unique, elite and young big man? Hint: They haven't printed calendars that far ahead.

-- A Love deal that included Klay Thompson would not be Mitch Richmond-Billy Owens all over again. Owens was never the star player Love already is, and as good of a two-way player as Thompson has become, it's unlikely he'll ever rise to Richmond's level.

-- Besides, it wasn't the Richmond-Owens deal that brought down the Warriors in the 1990s. It was Don Nelson and Chris Webber failing to control their egos, leaving owner Chris Cohan staring blankly after the rancorous departure of both men.

-- Which brings to mind, wonder what Tom Gugliotta is doing these days?

-- The Giants have had worse weeks, but you might have to go back to about 1985 to find it. If their own swoon hasn't been horrific enough, you have Clayton Kershaw tossing a no-no and Zack Wheeler throwing a three-hit shutout. Torture.

-- Angel Pagan went to Arizona to search for answers on his bad back? Isn't that where Marco Scutaro has been searching for the past four months?

-- Without question, Bruce Bochy badly needs a slump-Buster to step to the fore. The 2012 version.

-- Even Dennis Eckersley, in town with the Red Sox, raised a disbelieving eyebrow when cited Sean Doolittle's walk-to-strikeout ratio for the season: 1-to-48. Sick.

-- For reference, Eck had four walks and 73 whiffs in 731/3 innings in his 1990 campaign. Plus 48 saves and an 0.61 ERA. Oh, and one of the walks was intentional. In other words, Doolittle has something to shoot for.

-- More amazing A's numbers: Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson, 156 combined RBIs entering Friday as Oakland's 3-4-5 hitters. No other team in baseball even has two 50-RBI guys, and the A's are a Cespedes RBI from having three.

-- Mark Davis says he would like to tear down the Oakland Coliseum the minute the 2015 baseball season is over. Hmm, the way the Raiders have played in recent years, that would be around the time their season is over, too.

-- It really is a chortle that after all the years of bad-mouthing it, the A's and Raiders are now in an indirect tug-of-war for long-term occupancy of the Coliseum property.

-- Really, that development is almost as mind-blowing as a Bartolo Colon stand-up double.

-- World Cup prevailing theme so far: Go Western Hemisphere. And if the United States beats Portugal on Sunday, you can slap an exclamation point on that.

-- It might have passed muster once upon a time, but the increased sophistication of the American soccer audience has outgrown ESPN's reliance on Alexi Lalas' "insight." Maybe it's just us, but we doubt it.

-- If you had any doubts about our hexing capabilities, consider our selection of Spain as the eventual champion. Tapas, anyone?

-- Stacy Lewis, the top-ranked player in women's golf, bashing our 11-year-old Lucy Li at the U.S. Women's Open? For shame. Long after we forget who won (by Monday, likely), we'll remember Lucy's Popsicles and infectious giggles. And a 78 at Pinehurst? You go, girl.

-- Finally, can we bring back Mike Singletary for just a few days to set Vernon Davis straight again?

Contact Carl Steward at csteward@bayareanewsgroup.com. More darting on Twitter @stewardsfolly.