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Former Giants LHP Jeremy Affeldt Analyzes Current Pen

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We talk about the state of the Giants bullpen with former Giants lefty Jeremy Affeldt who now serves as an analyst for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

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 The Sports Virus talked to Affeldt about late inning relief for the Giants this season:

… “Because of the youth of the pen you don’t know your identity. Are we going to get a shutdown game? Are we going to get a panic scenario?… It’s about walking out and knowing who you are and saying to yourself, ‘I’m a Major League bullpen backend guy. When I go out you’re not supposed to beat me.’ The game is supposed to be over. That’s why you throw your 7th, 8th, 9th inning guys because it IS over…These guys are just missing that because they lack the experience.”

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USA Today Reporter Jorge Ortiz On 2016 All Star Game

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Our special guest to talk about the All Star game and the Giants is USA Today Reporter Jorge Ortiz.

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 Ortiz talked to The Sports Virus about Santiago Casilla:

… “If they don’t pick up an elite closer he’s going to be a critical guy so (Bruce) Bochy needs to keep riding him because what are his options otherwise? You could go matchup, but Javier Lopez has not had a good year, (Sergio) Romo just came off the DL, (Josh) Osich is very young-sometimes good, sometimes not so great, Hunter Strickland throws gas but he is a home-run-giving machine.”

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Come back WEDNESDAY when former Giants reliever JEREMY AFFELDT is our guest.

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea, Part 2

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We talk about the second half of the season for the Giants as our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea joins us from San Diego in part 2 of our conversation.

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 The Sports Virus talked to Shea about San Francisco bench players coming through this season:

… “When (Hunter) Pence was lost last year the Giants were done. It was over. They never recovered from that. This year they lose him and don’t miss a beat and just roll into the All Star break…I think (Bruce) Bochy has a lot to do with this. It’s one of his best managerial efforts.”

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Come back MONDAY when JORGE ORTIZ from USA TODAY is our guest. Then on WEDNESDAY, we’re scheduled to chat with former Giants LHP Jeremy Affeldt.

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea, Part 1

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We talk about the 2016 All Star Game as our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea joins us from San Diego in part 1 of our conversation.

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 The Sports Virus talked to Shea about the All Star Game winning league getting home field advantage in the World Series:

… “I asked Buster Posey, if there is one thing you could change about this All Star Game and it’s process what would it be? He said, ‘We play our tail off for 162 games and you’re giving home field advantage for the World Series to the league that won an exhibition game back in July when most guys are playing no more than 3 innings.’ … “Once the game starts who knows if anybody thinks, ‘I’ve gotta get this hit’ or ‘I’ve gotta make this pitch.’ It’s ridiculous.”

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

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Comcast SportsNet Bay Area Anchor Ahmed Fareed

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Our special guest to talk about the All Star game and the Giants first half is Comcast SportsNet Bay Area Studio Host and Reporter Ahmed Fareed.

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 Fareed talked to The Sports Virus about Brandon Crawford not making the All Star team:

… “This is the shortstop that won the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove last year. It really is a very big oversight not to have him there. I don’t know how you can have Brandon Crawford in the prime, top defensive shortstop and a guy who’s knocking in runs every day (not on the team). He’s gotta be there. You’ve got to find a way to get him there. He’s an MVP candidate. I think he would be a top 5, top 6, 7 guy in the National League and you don’t have that guy on the All Star team?”

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Come back WEDNESDAY when John Shea from the San Francisco Chronicle joins us from San Diego.

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Former SF SS Rich Aurilia & Colorado 3B Nolan Arenado

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Our special guests from AT&T Park in San Francisco are  Former Giants All Star shortstop Rich Aurilia and Rockies All Star third baseman Nolan Arenado.

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 Aurilia talked to The Sports Virus about Brandon Crawford having an All Star season, but not being named to the National League team today:

… “We  get spoiled watching that guy play every day. A lot is being made of his offense the last two years and that’s not even the best part of his game. The defense is fun to watch. I think he has fun playing defense. He has a lot more All Star games ahead of him. So, if this doesn’t happen for him (could get added if there is an injury), good for him, he goes to get three or four days rest somewhere.”

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 Arenado also talked to The Sports Virus about the NL All Star roster, which includes him as a reserve:

… “It’s an honor just to be a part of it. Obviously you would like to start, but at the same time that’s the last thing that’s on my mind. I’m just happy I’m going. I know my parents are happy so that’s nice. It’s a big deal. If you had told me I’d be a ball boy at the All Star game I’d be just as happy.”

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Come back WEDNESDAY when GIANTS INF GRANT GREEN is our guest.

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Dan Dibley from 95.7 The Game, Part 2

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Dan Dibley from 95.7 The Game joins us in part 2 of our conversation from Looking Glass Photo in Berkeley

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 The Sports Virus asked Dibley about replay in baseball:

… “The real problem is nobody can handle getting screwed anymore. Even today with all of the video review that goes on there are still times that the call is wrong. So people are still getting screwed. We as American sports fans can’t handle that so we think the technology and instant replay is the cure-all and it’s not.”

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Come back TUESDAY for our next podcast from AT&T Park.

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Dan Dibley from 95.7 The Game On Site at Looking Glass Photo

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Dan Dibley from 95.7 The Game joins us in part 1 of our conversation from Looking Glass Photo in Berkeley

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 The Sports Virus asked Dibley about the current state of the Giants:

… “You’ve got a nice lead. You’ve stolen games maybe you didn’t quote deserve to win because your offense has been extraordinary. (Brandon) Belt has been terrific, Buster Posey a likely all star again, (Brandon) Crawford took that next step. So many things have gone your way. The injury bug has hurt you and now the cross town rival is getting you, but you’re just one win away from righting the ship.”

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Come back FRIDAY for part 2 of our conversation with Dan Dibley.

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SF Assistant GM Jeremy Shelley and Trainer Dave Groeschner

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Our special guests from AT&T Park in San Francisco are  Giants Vice President and Assistant General Manager Jeremy Shelley and Giants Head Athletic Trainer Dave Groeschner.

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 Shelley talked to The Sports Virus about 2015 1st round draft pick RHP Phil Bickford:

… “He did a great job in Augusta. He’s a guy who’s got a swing and miss fastball. I think of those 13 strikeouts (in his recent Cal League debut), 12 were swinging. Hitters don’t seem to pick him up. He’s got good size, I think he’ll continue to add strength as he goes through our system and we think he’s got a bright future ahead of him.”

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 Groeschner talked to The Sports Virus about working with an anxious-to-return Hunter Pence:

… his enthusiasm to get back “is good and bad. It’s good because he wants to get back to help the team so badly and he’s going to do everything he can, but it’s our job to pull the reins in once in awhile so he doesn’t overdo it. We’ve been compromising here and there, but he’s getting a lot of work in. We’ve been able to temper him on certain days to let him recover as well.”

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Come back THURSDAY when we podcast from LOOKING GLASS PHOTO, 1045 ASHBY AVENUE IN BERKELEY.

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Mac Williamson and Larry Bowa

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Giants outfielder Mac Williamson and Phillies Bench Coach Larry Bowa  joined us Friday before the game against Philadelphia.

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 Williamson was asked by The Sports Virus about outfield competition with Jarrett Parker:

“We’re good friends. I don’t think we look at it like that.  We’re not day in and day out trying to spite each other and stab each other in the back to earn a spot. We’re both going out there trying to do our best. If you’re good enough to play at this level you’re going to play. That goes for both of us. If we’re both good enough to play there will be a spot for us somewhere whether it’s now or later. If you add value to the team they’re going to want that.”

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 Bowa talked about the Giants double play combination, Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik:

“When that ball is hit to them with the bases loaded you can almost put your head down and say there’s a double play. It’s fun to watch guys like this because I saw Crawford when he first came up, he made a lot of errors. Now I’m looking at the finished product and he’s if not the best, he’s at the top as a shortstop. Panik is what you call a blue collar player and I love watching him.”

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Come back MONDAY when Giants assistant GM Jeremy Shelley and Giants trainer Dave Groeschner.

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