Ray Ratto

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On paper, the Giants and Cardinals stack up similarly. But if you've learned anything this postseason, it's not to expect an outcome in October.
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Good news Giants fans: Adam Wainwright’s elbow didn’t crumble into Cheeto dust, and he will start Saturday’s first game of the National League Championship Series.

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Do you know how much people who pay attention to baseball don’t know how to figure this postseason?

Of course you don’t, so we’ll tell you.

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The only way to explain the Giants' recent fortunes was revealed when Insider Ray Ratto got his hands on a long-long distance conversation.
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Wednesday's opener is key for the Sharks. All possibilities are in play this year, from reaper-cheating to blow-it-up-for-real-this-time degradation.
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The Giants dispatched the NL-best Nationals in a bizarre of series of unimaginable events that encompasses their entire season.
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If your mind is going back to the way the Giants swept through that series of elimination games in 2012, maybe you’re not in a frame of mind to hear that the Washington Nationals are 1 for their l

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Doug Fister extended the Nats' season by ignoring the pressure of playing close to home and not making a costly mistake like Madison Bumgarner.
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The news from Comrade Florio that the NFL may be heading back to Los Angeles means that even in a bye week, Raider fans got a sharp knee right in the nethers.

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The 49ers won on Sunday but for Jed York, that pales in comparison to the long-awaited Raiders-might-move-back-to-Los-Angeles story returning...
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Nothing really matters any more, especially in college football, where everything you know is a lie, and everything you see only makes you ache
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Jake Peavy didn't want to exit, but the Giants have a 1-0 NLDS lead because Bruce Bochy conducted his staff like a 12-piece orchestra.
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Today’s study is about bodies, and pain, and general “What the hell did he just say?” starting with Giants pitcher Tim Hudson’s instant analysis of the Washington Nationals, through Washington Pos

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This is a different Giants team with different touch points, and nobody knows what they will be until we see what they are. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
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Bruce Bochy doesn’t like to mess around with his rotation, which is why his original plan for the NL Division Series -– Peavy, Bum and Three Days Of Rum –- was scrapped after meeting with general

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