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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea Part 1

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San Francisco Chronicle Columnist John Shea joined us for our on site podcast from Keeble and Shuchat Photography in Palo Alto in Part 1 of our conversation.

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 Shea talked to The Sports Virus about the Giants superb infield defense: “…  You talk about gold glovers. The only one with one is (Brandon) Crawford, but there’s gonna be more. I put down the computer (on a) ground ball. It’s a must watch because they’re turning double plays, it’s so swift, it’s clean and the essence of defense and glove work. It’s beautiful to watch right now.”

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Come back FRIDAY for Part 2 of our conversation with John Shea.

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Matt Vasgersian from MLB Network and Fox Sports

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We talk about the Giants and go around the Major Leagues with  Matt Vasgersian from MLB Network and Fox Sports.

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 Vasgersian talked to The Sports Virus about Jake Peavy: … “he’s older, he’s had major physical problems. For him to come back after a detached lat, after a surgery that had never been performed on a Major League pitcher before, and pitch at the high level he’s pitched at for the last four or five years since that surgery, it’s been pretty amazing. I like the guy so much as a competitor and as a guy that he’s so easy to root for. He knows that he’s got to re-craft himself whether that’s as a starter or as a long guy. His heart is huge. His want is big enough that if he has another bad start, if something changes in the rotation, he’s going to try and help the team any way he can.”

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Come back TUESDAY our “on-site” podcast at Keeble and Shuchat Photography with SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea. We’ll be giving away free t-shirts from The Sports Virus so join us at 11 am at 290 California Ave. in Palo Alto!

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Greg Papa From CSN Bay Area and 95.7 The Game

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Greg Papa from CSN Bay Area and 95.7 The Game joined us during the last home stand to talk about the Giants rotation and early season outlook.

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 Papa talked to The Sports Virus about the early woes for Jake Peavy and Matt Cain: “… the bottom line, they make a lot of money. You’re talking $33 million. They’re not going to eat that on Cinco de Mayo or Mays’ birthday. They may entertain it on Memorial Day, but even then there’s DLs, you can do things. They have enough of a track record. I think overall they’ll be fine, you’ve just got to give them a little more time.”

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Come back SATURDAY when we podcast from AT&T Park as the Giants host the Cubs.

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John Shea Will Join Us For On Site Podcast at Keeble and Shuchat Photography in Palo Alto

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John Shea revisedJOIN US IN PERSON AT 11 AM ON TUESDAY, MAY 24 FOR OUR ON-SITE PODCAST AT KEEBLE AND SHUCHAT PHOTOGRAPHY,  290 CALIFORNIA AVENUE IN PALO ALTO.  SF CHRONICLE COLUMNIST JOHN SHEA WILL BE OUR GUEST. YOU CAN ASK QUESTIONS AND WIN A FREE T-SHIRT FROM THE SPORTS VIRUS JUST FOR SHOWING UP!

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ESPN Senior Baseball Writer Jayson Stark

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We talk about the Rougned Odor/Jose Bautista Rangers/Blue Jays brawl and replay plus conversation about Tim Lincecum and the state of the Giants rotation with ESPN Senior Baseball Writer Jayson Stark.
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 Stark talked to The Sports Virus about replay: … “The overwhelming sentiment that I got from everyone is they want the process to speed itself up somehow. The question is how. The idea that’s probably got the most traction is put a time limit on how long a manager gets to challenge. Recognize…you’re talking about saving 5, 10, 15 seconds. I don’t think there is an appreciable time of game advantage that you’re going to get from that kind of rule. The average game is lengthened by replay by 15 seconds. It’s really not replay that is causing the games to be slower this year. In an action sport, it’s always disconcerting when the action just grinds to a stop. I still think this is better than the NFL.”

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Come back WEDNESDAY for Greg Papa from CSN Bay Area and 95.7 The Game.

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Giants Pitcher Jeff Samardzija and GM Bobby Evans

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During the last home stand at  AT&T Park in San Francisco we talked to  Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija and Senior Vice President and General Manager Bobby Evans. 

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 Samardzija tells The Sports Virus about his “twist” delivery: … “you’ve got to use your whole body, your legs and your core. For me it’s just a way of generating a little bit more velocity with a little less exertion. It feels comfortable for me. As long as I’m nice and slow and calm in my lift and my turn and not ahead of myself it usually works out alright.”

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 Evans tells The Sports Virus about the chances of Tim Lincecum being back in a Giants uniform: … “We’ve kept an open door. For him, he’s got to really evaluate opportunities and situations out there that are afforded to him in terms of a role. He’s particularly interested in starting. For us, we really see it more in the bullpen. That said, we understand what his options will be and he’ll have to make a decision here soon I think.”

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Come back MONDAY when Jayson Stark from ESPN is our guest.

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San Jose Mercury News Reporter Dan Brown

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We talk with San Jose Mercury News reporter Dan Brown who is also author of the new book about the Giants: The Big 50.

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 Brown discussed the future of Jake Peavy and Matt Cain in the Giants rotation:  … “they’re both smart guys, they’re both masters at their craft in terms of being thinking pitchers. I don’t know how much deeper into May though they can stand to go with this long leash.”

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Come back TUESDAY as we podcast from AT&T Park in San Francisco when the Giants play the Blue Jays.

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Cincinnati Reds Play-By-Play Announcer Jim Kelch

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Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Jim Kelch is our guest to talk about Tuesday night’s loss to the Giants and the overall series.

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 Jim Kelch talked to The Sports Virus about Johnny Cueto’s creative deliveries: “… that evolution started back in 2012 in Los Angeles. Johnny had a problem falling off to the first base side. He came up with this to keep his shoulder closed to get a better part of the plate. He started improvising from there. No matter what he does, he is still always around the plate.”

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Come back SATURDAY when Dan Brown from the Bay Area News Group is our guest

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Sacramento River Cats Broadcaster Johnny Doskow

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We talk about the Giants AAA affiliate in the Pacific Coast League with Sacramento River Cats Play-By-Play Announcer Johnny Doskow.

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 Doskow tells The Sports Virus that Mac Williamson told him: … “I didn’t want to be that bitter AAA guy. I wanted to come down with a good attitude. I knew there was a good chance I wouldn’t make the team out of spring training.” Doskow went on to say that Williamson “hit the ball so hard (with the River Cats), his average (.355) wasn’t indicative of how well he hit. He hit line drives right at people. He could have been hitting over .400.”

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Come back TUESDAY for Reds Announcer Jim Kelch.

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