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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson On Coronavirus MLB Shutdown, 2010 Giants Reunion

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Ray Woodson is our special guest to talk about life in America with the Coronavirus and what it means for the baseball season. We also discuss the Giants 2010 reunion not including Aubrey Huff and we pick out some old games that are worth watching while we pass the time waiting for the 2020 season to begin.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Bruce Macgowan From KCBS Talks About Giants, Bonds/Kent

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Bruce Macgowan from KCBS Radio in San Francisco joins us to talk about some baseball memories including his time covering the Giants for KNBR.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Jeremy Affeldt On 3-Batter Minimum, Aubrey Huff, Series Memories

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For our first Inside China Basin podcast of 2020 our special guest is former Giants LHP Jeremy Affeldt who helped San Francisco win three World Series titles. We chat about life after baseball, the Astros cheating scandal, the new minimum three-batter rule and Aubrey Huff not being invited to the Giants reunion for the 2010 team. We also take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about some of Jeremy’s best moments in the 2012 and 2014 World Series.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: ’19 Finale, We Hear From Bochy, Farhan, Pillar, Yaz, Beede and Vogey

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For our final Giants podcast of 2019 we review the season by playing some interesting conversations that we had during the summer at Oracle Park and on the phone. 

We hear from Bruce Bochy in his final season as San Francisco skipper and listen to comments from opposing manager Bud Black and former Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong.

Vogey also let us in on the chats that he’s had with Tyler Beede, who we also sat down with. Kevin Pillar, Mike Yastrzemski, Farhan Alex Dickerson and 2019 draft picks Logan Wyatt and Tyler Fitzgerald are also featured here. 

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Jeff Idelson & Jean Fruth Discuss Book “Grassroots Baseball”

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Today we chat with former Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson and baseball photographer Jean Fruth, co-founders of Grassroots Baseball, which promotes and celebrates the amateur game around the globe. 

Jeff and Jean have collaborated on a new book – Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin. It’s a photographic tribute to how ballplayers get their start with memories from Nolan Ryan, Hank Aaron, Randy Johnson, Ichiro Suzuki, Vladimir Guerrero, and more. With an Introduction by Cal Ripken, Jr. and an Afterword by Johnny Bench.

In Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, photographer Jean Fruth features more than 250 of the best images from all levels of the amateur game in various US cities, as well as several hotbeds of baseball around the world.

Each chapter opens with a portrait of a baseball legend and a first-person essay recounting his early memories of playing the game. Some of the stars highlighted in this full-color book include Whitey Ford, Vladimir Guerrero, Hank Aaron, Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, and Ichiro Suzuki.

Jean and Jeff will be signing their book in the Bay Area next week: Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley and  Saturday, September 28 at Book Passage in Corte Madera. 100% of the proceeds from every book sold ($60/book) during each of two events will be donated to Oakland Little League.  

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson On Bochy’s Last Season, Future Of The Giants

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Ray Woodson joins us to evaluate the Giants 2019 season and look ahead to 2020 when a new manager will lead the Giants.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Bill Laskey On Bay Bridge Series Sweep, State of the Giants For Final Month

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Former Giants pitcher, current NBC Sports Bay Area analyst and KNBR talk show host Bill Laskey takes a look back at the Bay Bridge series sweep by the Giants over the A’s with us. We also discuss Buster Posey’s struggles, the players’ weekend uniforms and the key to young pitchers having success in the Major Leagues.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson On Arizona Series, Giants Playoff Chances

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Ray Woodson joins us from Arizona to review the Diamondbacks series, preview the Cubs series and size up the Giants post season chances with 37 games to go.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Evan Longoria “Our Style Of Play Is Different” At Oracle Park

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On Tuesday at Oracle Park in San Francisco the Giants opened up a 2-game Bay Bridge series with the Oakland A’s. Evan Longoria is back in the lineup these days and his health is very important with Pablo Sandoval ailing lately with a throwing elbow. Longo tells us about coming back from his foot injury and the adjustments he makes at Oracle Park vs playing on the road.  OF Austin Slater and RHP Trevor Gott also join us. Plus, we hear from Giants manager Bruce Bochy.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Hensley Meulens, Conner Menez and Hunter Strickland From Oracle Park

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On Monday at Oracle Park in San Francisco we caught up with Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens who is being groomed by Bruce Bochy to possible be the next SF manager. We also chat with rookie LHP Conner Menez, a Hollister, CA native who grew up rooting for the Giants. He gets his second career start on Tuesday. And, former Giants closer Hunter Strickland joins us from the Nationals clubhouse where he is fitting in with his new teammates after getting traded to Washington from Seattle.

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