Come Monday afternoon, San Francisco will no longer have a district attorney — not until Mayor Gavin Newsom decides who to appoint to serve as The City’s top prosecutor.
New Year, new revelation. I spent much of the holidays revisiting the Giants’ World Series championship. Not a bad way to go, actually. There are DVDs, year-end recaps, highlight packages — you can pretty much find whatever moment you want to enjoy again. Brian Wilson’s final pitch is available from an endless number of angles, courtesy of YouTube. And after re-experiencing the best 10 weeks of Giants baseball of all-time, I’ve come up with one observation: Duane Kuiper is a victim of being too good at what he does.
For winter high school sports coaches, some athletes’ transition from the fall season is an annual challenge they all have to deal with. At Sacred Heart Prep, boys’ basketball coach Tony Martinelli had to wait for his point guard, Colin Terndrup, to finish up his role in leading the Gators’ football team to a Central Coast Section championship.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and it’s hard to imagine a more compelling image (right) from 2010. The expression on St. Ignatius pitcher Collin Monsour’s face, and the utter despair of Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Christopher Miguel, face down in the dirt, tells you all you need to know about the oldest high school rivalry west of the Mississippi. St. Ignatius’ baseball team took a 3-0 lead into the final inning, but the Irish rallied to cut the lead to 3-2 and then loaded the bases, bringing the tying run to third and the winning run to second.
But it wasn’t a storybook ending for the Fightin’ Irish, as Miguel grounded out to seal a 3-2 St. Ignatius victory, returning the Bruce-Mahoney Trophy to the Wildcats on April 17.
Nevada’s Jim Mastro is the maestro of running backs coaches. Selected by his peers as this season’s National Running Backs Coach of the Year, Mastro returns to the Bay Area for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Jan. 9 at AT&T Park.
The winning entry in the Burlington Liars Club contest may have been the best, but it was not an original. David Milz, 49, was named the top liar of 2010 with this line: “I almost had a psychic girlfriend, but she left me before we met.” Milz said he came up with it while joking around with colleagues. However, an online search turns up numerous instances where the line is attributed to comedian Steven Wright.