Ray Ratto

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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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Forbes' annual valuations are out, and our Senior Insider Ray Ratto has a few pointed, editorial remarks regarding their MLB numbers.

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Barry Bonds' childhood friend Steve Hoskins was cornered on multiple topics by Bonds' lawyer Allen Ruby Wednesday in a testimony that made Bonds' acquittal more likely.

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Day Two of Barry Bonds' trial saw Greg Anderson get sent back behind bars and brought dumpster-diving fed Jeff Novitzky forward. But the witnesses in the on-deck circle are going to be the real show-stoppers.

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But this is the trial of the century, kinda sorta, in that it has taken so long to get to this point and involves one of the three to five greatest players in the history of baseball, performance-enhancing drugs aside.

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Sandy Simpson began the transition to civilian life about three minutes before he was technically supposed to. Then again, the game owed him three minutes, and damn it, what better time to collect?

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The Sharks eked out another one-goal win Thursday, reminding anyone who follows them that they are either the hardiest, most obstinate or plain luckiest playoff team there is.

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The relentless sameness of Stanford womens basketball has, to some extent, hid Tara VanDerveer's genius. This year, with the rest of Bay Area sports quiet, she has a chance to step out of the shadows.

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If the big kids on the college basketball block arent going to invite you to their party, go out and make a bunch of your own.

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If Coco Crisp can leave his off-field issue off the field, he might just be able to be that special player for that special team he says he wants to be.

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Andrew Baileys return gets the As closer to having their full bullpen complement, and As fans have been wanting to see it in full wingspan and plumage after the offseason hype.

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Barry Zito enhanced his chance of keeping the job he was never in any true danger of losing. It wont ever be quiet for him, but for the foreseeable future, it will be safe.

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