Here is the opening to my Friday column about the dispute between the Giants and A’s for the rights to Santa Clara County:

The Los Angeles Times is reporting a possible breakthrough in the bitter stalemate between the A’s and Giants about which team owns the rights to Santa Clara County and whether the A’s can build a ballpark in San Jose.

Then again, the Los Angeles Times may not be reporting a breakthrough.

Let’s try to make sense of this.

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