Ray Ratto

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Barry Bonds is who he was before the trial began, and he is perceived the way he was when he retired, when he broke Henry Aarons home run record ... when he crossed the chemical rubicon.

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Just the idea of Charles Barkley and Chris Webber buying the Sacramento Kings is delicious and exciting, and, it may happen. But probably not in the universe we currently inhabit.

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Everyone who pays attention to the NHL is quite sure that the Sharks will handle the Los Angeles Kings in good order, but the wise person covers both ends.

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Without Andres Torres, Bruce Bochy might as well draw straws to choose his replacement leadoff hitter. But Ray Ratto says the lack of a table setter is just one of many problems plaguing the Giants' offense.

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The Sharks now know who they will face in the opening round, but the Kings might not be the easiest team to get by. Ray Ratto looks ahead to what problems the Kings might give the men in teal.

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The Sharks are in, but who they face in the playoffs is still up in the air. Ray Ratto breaks down all the possibilities, including one that could see San Jose and Phoenix meeting for nine straight games.

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The Giants' home opening win over the Cardinals was not torture. Instead, it was a "Rowand" type of game -- punctuated by second chances and a happy ending.

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Winning builds attitude, attitude builds admiration, and admiration builds ticket sales. The A's would settle for the winning part.

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Sharks head coach Todd McLellan will not likely reveal who he would like to face in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, but Senior Insider Ray Ratto will...

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No other coach has been as close as many times, and no other coach has been considered at the top of her game without actually being at the top of the game.

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So, after another night of mythmaking and baseball-kicking, the Giants are 0-2, and clearly five months of afterglow have finally been spent.

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Opening Day take: In short, it was about what everyone expected, give or take a bad throw from Buster Posey. And Giants fans, there is a bright side ...

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The is not a marathon, its a space shuttle mission, and the Giants, like every other team, will be sending out probes in the early going.

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If Monday was a bad day for Barry Bonds, and it was, Tuesday was probably as bad in its own way for his employers the San Francisco Giants and Major League Baseball.

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The injury sustained by Cody Ross allowed GM Brian Sabean to keep his super stud Brandon Belt. But someday soon, Sabean will be forced to make a tough decision.

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