Ray Ratto

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Ray Ratto has been a San Francisco Bay Area sportswriter since the 1970s and a sports columnist since the 1980s. A lifelong resident of Alameda, California, he was a Senior Insider for the TV station NBC Sports Bay Area (formerly Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area) from 2010 to 2019, and wrote columns for their website. He has also written national columns for espn.com as well as CBS' sportsline.com. Ratto has co-hosted radio shows in the Bay Area for the past decade. He was a regular on the NBC Sports Bay Area show "The Happy Hour." He is currently a contributor at Deadspin and also writes columns for the San Jose Mercury News. Ratto is one of 60 sportswriters whose ranking of college football teams makes up the AP Poll.

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    November 13, 2019 - 2:10 pm

    We grade press conferences in America because we run long on optics and short on substance. Credit our short-attention spans, and show us the pretty colors.

    That said, Gabe Kapler and Farhan...

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    November 12, 2019 - 9:25 pm

    The San Francisco Giants have concluded that the man best equipped to form their future while doing daily battle with their past is Gabe Kapler. He will come to appreciate it as much as regret it...

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    November 12, 2019 - 9:19 am

    Hey, someone had to say it. Even if the entire construct is false, from beginning to end.

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    October 28, 2019 - 11:26 am

    It is not part of the master plan for the Bay Area's amalgamated teams to move aside and allow the San Francisco 49ers their 20 weeks of fame. It just seems to be working out that way — and for...

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    October 14, 2019 - 12:01 pm

    It is now clear to even the most devoted small-sample-size junkies that the San Francisco 49ers are an elite defense-first team, and every minute you choose to focus on Jim Garoppolo as the face,...

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