Sports writer Ray Ratto is jumping ship at SF Chronicle. SF Weekly reports, "Word out of the San Francisco Chronicle newsroom is that Ray Ratto, the paper's longtime prolix sports columnist, is leaving the newsprint world -- a move Ratto has confirmed to SF Weekly."

Ratto is leaving the Chron for greener pastures. He'll be heading to Comcast, located a block away from SFist HQ, where he will "do TV work and write a blog." Welcome to the fray, neighbor.

When asked why he decided to make the move to Comcast, Ratto noted, in addition to more cash, the "young, eager, bright people who want to run into walls, pick themselves up, and run into more walls. There's a lot of energy there."