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webmaster | 12/19/12

Red Line, green line. Or was that a light in the childhood game? Anyway, I have noticed in the infamous, but well-read Red Line lately that the items seem to be a little less negative. Could it be the season? Or have the civic leaders of this community solved all the problems? Nope, definitely must be the season.

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Ladies, be forewarned, this item is sports oriented: Could the City by the Bay have two champions? The San Francisco Giants are still celebrating their World Series victory, and the experts (?) are saying the football 49ers, after their exciting win over the New England Patriots Sunday night, are the best all-around team in the NFL. But it’s early.

I just realized (oh, no — ed) being a fan can really lead to some ups and downs. Take football: It’s mainly concerned with downs. “Just enough for a first down” and “it’s a touchdown.” Baseball is all about ups. Who’s up? Not me, in any sense of the word, despite what you read below.

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Somebody warned me the other day not to open a can of worms by writing a controversial item in this fishwrap. Why would you open a can of worms anyway? Aren’t worms usually put in a can that’s already been opened. At least that’s what dear ol’ dad did when we went fishing. When I told the aforementioned fellow that I would probably give the item some space he said, “well, you never know.” Another cliché, but in reality sometimes you do know...


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