Ray Ratto

5h
Bruce Bochy is more reluctant to quit on Ryan Vogelsong than he is starting Madison Bumgarner on short rest, getting away from his normal rotation.
1d

On a day when there is no baseball but much baseball bloviation, it is good to know that Jeanie Buss, who doesn’t run the Los Angeles Lakers, is talking like she does.

1d
The first two games revealed that the Giants and Royals are well matched. The next three games should provide a sense of order to the chaos.
2d
Bruce Bochy's decision to use Jean Machi and Hunter Strickland on Wednesday blew up in his face, giving the Royals life in the World Series.
3d
History is on the side of Madison Bumgarner and the relentless Giants, The Team Of Occasional Octobers In This Millennium.
3d
Royals catcher Salvador Perez uses cologne when he catches, because it matters to him, and apparently those with whom he comes in close contact...
4d
World Series experience is a storyline before any games are played; once one is, it really does revert to who has better players making better plays under better circumstances.
5d
The Seahawks traded Percy Harvin mid-week and subsequently lost to the Rams. So it's clearly his fault. So is everything else that went awry this weekend.
6d
College Football stinks because people rooted for Notre Dame to beat Public Enemy No. 1 Jameis Winston and they didn't get what they wanted.
1w
The World Series against the Royals will be nothing like any of the previous playoff series the Giants have played in the past five seasons.
1w

I realize this makes me a killjoy yet again, but someone has to say it.

1w
After Travis Ishikawa's pennant-winning home run on Thursday night, general manager Brian Sabean had two words to sum up the 2014 Giants.
1w
The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals seem on a collision course for the weirdest World Series in decades.
1w
Unsung hero Yusmeiro Petit became the centerpiece for a second time this postseason, closing the door on the Cards to give the Giants a chance.
1w

Let’s start with an easy one. Yes, the Giants are lucky right now. Luck is good. Ask any gambler. Ask the guy who sells you your lottery ticket.

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