Ray Ratto


Aldon Smith got a nine-game gift from the National Football League. Four games for drugs. Five for personal conduct. Or five for drugs and four for conduct.


The Oakland Raiders cannot really be thinking of doing this again, can they?

Of course they are. Why would you ever think otherwise?


The National Football League just got religion on domestic violence.

Well, they got Reform Episcopalianism, anyway.


Yusmeiro Petit is the journiest of journeymen, an earnest scuffler trying to find a place in the ever-changing world of major league starting rotations.


For those of you who think I’m a bit of a buzzkill (and I am, of course – a crushingly awful murderer of good moods anywhere, simply by the power of my own corrupted mind), I give you Ned Yost.