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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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Chris Hogan from 27outsbaseball.com

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We check in on the Giants farm system and chat about the South Atlantic League affiliate August Green Jackets with Chris Hogan from 27outsbaseball.com.

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 Hogan tells The Sports Virus Giants 2015 first round pick Phil Bickford (pitching at Class A Augusta): … “is a very mature guy. He’s known for his fastball in the mid to upper 90’s. A 20-year-old kid is not going to be ready with his secondary pitches right away, but he knows he has to improve on it and he’s worked very hard on it. He could be a nice #2 (in the future in San Francisco rotation).”

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Come back MONDAY when Sacramento River Cats play-by-play announcer Johnny Doskow is our guest.

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CSN Bay Area Giants Reporter Amy Gutierrez

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Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area Giants Reporter Amy Gutierrez, is our guest to talk about how newcomers Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija are fitting in with the team as well as what Buster Posey does as leader of the team.

 

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 Amy G talked to The Sports Virus about Buster Posey’s leadership ability: “…I think Buster Posey has a demeanor in a game and with the fan base and then I think he has a different demeanor in the clubhouse. Posey is probably one of the most approachable teammates that you’re going to come across in the game.”

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Come back FRIDAY when we are scheduled to chat about the Giants farm system with Chris Hogan from 27outsbaseball.com

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San Francisco Chronicle Columnist John Shea, Part 2

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We talk about Giants RHP Johnny Cueto with our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea in part two of our conversation.

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 Shea tells The Sports Virus that Johnny Cueto: … “is a guy you just don’t want to take your eye off of. There are movements in his delivery that you don’t see. He might quick pitch you, he might delay in his delivery, he might look to centerfield with his back to home plate, a la Luis Tiant. He’s got some (Juan) Marichal in him. Very creative. I think Buster Posey had to take little time to figure it out.”

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Come back THURSDAY for a special guest to talk about the Giants.

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San Francisco Chronicle Columnist John Shea, Part 1

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We talk about the early state of the slumping Giants with our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea in part one of our conversation.

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 Shea addressed the San Francisco bullpen with The Sports Virus: … “can (Josh) Osich and (Hunter) Strickland carry this? Who knows? The bullpen hasn’t been great, but at the same time they’ve worked an awful lot of innings.” On Barry Bonds returning as Marlins hitting coach: … “coaches show up at Noon for a night game. We’ll see how long this will last. He kind of played by his own rules over the years.”

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Come back MONDAY for part 2 of our chat with John Shea.

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Arizona Sportscaster Jeff Munn

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Arizona Sportscaster Jeff Munn, who  has recently been a part of the Diamondbacks broadcast team joins us to talk about their series in San Francisco against the Giants.

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 Munn tells The Sports Virus about the current mindset of Diamondbacks fans: “…a lot of people have come off the ledge. Especially after (Wednesday night’s Diamonbacks win). If (Shelby) Miller doesn’t pitch well today they’ll be right back on the ledge tomorrow morning.”

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Come back FRIDAY when we talk to SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea

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San Jose Giants Broadcaster Joe Ritzo

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San Jose Giants Play-By-Play announcer Joe Ritzo  is our guest. Once again the California League will witness a team in the South Bay that is loaded with prospects. 

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 Ritzo tells The Sports Virus why the San Jose Giants should contend this season: “…Balance and just a club that looks like they’ve got a  little bit of everything…You’ve got four of the top ten prospects in the organization.”

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Come back THURSDAY for broadcaster Jeff Munn from Arizona as we talk about the Giants/Diamondbacks series.

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Former Giants Infielder Jose Vizcaino

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While checking out Giants prospect Jose Vizcaino, Jr. in San Jose, we had a chance to talk to his dad, Jose Vizcaino, Sr., who played for San Francisco in 1997 and 2006 as part of an 18-year Major League career. When Jr. broke a few bats, Sr. was able to ask a good friend with the Angels for some new lumber.
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 Vizcaino, Sr. tells The Sports Virus that his son used a special bat to hit his first HR in the California League for the San Jose Giants: … “Albert Pujols is one of my best friends. He always calls me and tells me, ‘when you need some bats just let me know.’ Two weeks ago I sent (Vizcaino, Jr.) Pujols’ number and told him to text Pujols and tell him to send you some bats. During spring training he sent some bats and now he’s sending more bats, especially (after Vizcaino, Jr.) broke 3 bats (in one game).”

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Come back MONDAY when San Jose Giants play-by-play announcer Joe Ritzo is our guest.

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On Site At Toscalito Tire And Automotive With SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea, Part 2

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Regular guest John Shea from the San Francisco Chronicle joins us in part 2 of our an on-site “Live” podcast from Toscalito Tire and Automotive in San Francisco, our season long  sponsor. Thanks again to everyone for hosting us!

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 Shea tells The Sports Virus: “…now without the neighborhood play the infielder has to stay on the bag longer and therefore is more prone to contact with the runner who has to come to the base. If you’re on the base and he’s gotta go to the base, those are two trains coming at each other.”

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Come back FRIDAY when we talk to former Giant Jose Vizcaino

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Bay Area News Group Columnist Mark Purdy

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Bay Area News Group Columnist Mark Purdy  is our guest. 

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 In the wake of the opening home stand against the Dodgers, Purdy tells The Sports Virus:  “…I can’t think of a 4-game series in the first two weeks of the season almost as compelling as that. We had a little bit of everything. The home opening game kind of showed why this Giants team may be a little different than others.”

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Come back WEDNESDAY for part two of our conversation with SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea.

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