Ray Ratto

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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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The best thing about postseason baseball is that it brings out the manager in even the least equipped of spectators.

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With Dennis Allen on the unemployment line, interim head coach Tony Sparano now has the daunting task of trying to turning the Raiders around.
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Dennis Allen's firing was completely merited, but it changes nothing.

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What got Dennis Allen fired was Dennis Allen being hired, as recent history proves that being named Raiders head coach doesn't end well.
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So the 49ers have rediscovered who they are, the Raiders have been reminded of what they seemingly can never be, and the rest of the NFL is just a series of Ponzi schemes designed to make people w

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Jim Harbaugh, typically a man of few words after a game, threw out the usual script on Sunday in favor of a new message.
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Think you've heard and seen the last of this weekend's slate of college football games? Not without Ray Ratto's take, as he brings you his latest rankings.
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The Giants' latest champagne celebration isn't about clinching a playoff spot. It's about surviving a season that made no sense.
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Too bad the Giants clinched while still lounging around their homes Thursday, but we can still hope the A’s slip back toward Seattle.

And why?

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So here’s a first-world (if your world is Nerdtron 3) problem: Should we start today’s shame-smear with John Rocker or Pope Frankie?

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The early reviews from the Warriors new arena design are in, and everyone from design specialist Tim Newcomb of Sports Illustrated to Deadspin

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