Ray Ratto

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While everybody drools over the poster-matchup for the Postseason of the Pitcher, keep in mind that ballpark dimensions, weather trends and general playoff wizardry may not play along.

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A word of warning: If you thought the Braves series wore you down, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Is this a prediction? No, because its too early for cavalier buzzkilling.

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The Giants saluted Braves manager Bobby Cox, then filled the air with bubbly after reaching the NLCS. The Phils series? It won't be so genteel.

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Leave it to Bruce Bochy to stitch together the aftermath of Game 3. Said the plain-spoken Giants skipper: 'The baseball gods did me a pretty big favor.'

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Our Senior Insider takes his latest crack at the Top 25, which features a new team at the front of the poll and a familiar name at the end.

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Senior Insider Ray Ratto chats with fans about the NLDS, National Television, 49ers and...cologne?

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With the Giants on the verge of a stranglehold over Atlanta, the NLDS was thrust into delicious chaos after Brian Wilson's rare late-inning failure.

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Tim Lincecum's record-setting, white-hot performance vanquished the Braves, erased his August From Hell and set the tone for the rest of October.

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It's not what we know about the Sharks -- Joe Thornton is captain, another Pacific Division title is a good bet. It's the unknown, as in "what will they do in June?"

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In a series stacked with pitching, the last-minute roster tweaks can make all the difference. Rowand, Zito, Renteria ... did the Giants brass make the right calls?

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