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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Author Joan Ryan and Ray Woodson Talk Baseball Chemistry

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Today we talk about baseball team chemistry with Joan Ryan, who authored the book Intangibles. Ryan is a former sport columnist who interviewed a lot of players and managers on the subject and drew some interesting conclusions. We discuss how team chemistry had a great impact on Giants teams over the last 30 years.

Former KNBR Radio Giants post game show host Ray Woodson also gives his take on the subject. 

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Hall Of Famer Mike Schmidt On Kapler/Bonds/Astros Scandal

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Today we have a special edition of our podcast as we catch up with the great Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt. We chat about Mike’s illustrious career which included 3 MVP awards, 12 All Star Games, 10 Gold Glove awards and 548 career home runs. He talks about the emotions of facing retirement (he played his last career game in 1989 in San Francisco at Candlestick Park), his 500th career home run and winning the 1980 World Series MVP.

We also discuss the Hall of Fame candidacies of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens and we get to hear Mike’s thoughts on new Giants manager Gabe Kapler and the Astros cheating scandal. 

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Join us again Tuesday when NBC Sports Bay Area Analyst and former Giants pitcher Shawn Estes is our guest! Plus we will discuss the book The Baseball Codes with co-author Michael Duca.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Barry Bloom From Forbes.Com On Possible All Arizona MLB Season

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Veteran baseball writer Barry Bloom a senior contributor to Forbes.com and a contributor to Sportbusiness.com joins us to talk about Major League Baseball considering playing the 2020 season in Arizona. Plus, we discuss Barry Bonds and his Hall of Fame candidacy.  

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Next week we will go behind the scenes of network TV sports broadcasts when we talk to top statisticians Ethan Cooperson (CBS, Stats Perform) and Ed Sfida (FOX).

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Talk Show Host Seth Everett – “This Sport Is Missing Something”

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New York based talk show host Seth Everett joins us to talk about the Giants situation, Barry Bonds and the state of Major League baseball. Everett is troubled by the lack of action in the game today and he is concerned about the future of the sport:

“I firmly believe that our generation is the last generation that really cares (about baseball)…I’m 44. When I am 75 years old, I don’t think the 50-year-olds and the 40-year-olds who are now in their 10’s and 20’s are going to give a crap. It’s alarming …This sport is missing something. They talk about all of these relief pitchers that throw 100 miles an hour, that’s not entertaining.”

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson “Bonds Was Going To Be A HOF Level Player No Matter What”

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Ray Woodson joins us to talk about the Giants non-activity at the trade deadline, what Dereck Rodriguez pitching well means to the club and he gives his take on the Giants retiring Barry Bonds’ jersey number 25 during the next homestand, as well as his Hall of Fame candidacy:

“…When he left the game I think he was all square with the Giants. Whatever disgrace (referring to Steve Bitker’s comment on Inside China Basin on Wednesday) he brought to the Giants he brought a lot of fans too and brought a lot of excitement. If you’re going to talk about the character clause, you might as well take half the people out of the Hall of Fame…Barry Bonds was going to be a Hall of Fame level player no matter what.”

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: KCBS Anchor Steve Bitker Says Bonds “Disgraced The Giants Uniform”

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KCBS Sports Anchor Steve Bitker joins us with strong opinions about the Giants retiring Barry Bonds’ jersey number 25 during the next homestand:

“…whenever the Giants talk about Bonds, whenever the announcers talk about Bonds it’s as though the entire steroids run never existed. I don’t like it. Nothing I can do about it…Bonds was an extremely intelligent and sophisticated steroid user and he knew what he was doing and he knew how it was benefitting him. For me, he disgraced the Giants uniform, he disgraced the game and he did so for nearly a decade. For them to welcome him back doesn’t sit well with me.”

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MLB.com Writer Barry Bloom On The Legacy Of Barry Bonds: “The Numbers Speak For Themselves”

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Barry Bloom from MLB.com joins us to talk about Barry Bonds getting a plaque on the AT&T Wall of Fame. Plus, we discuss what went wrong for the Giants in the first half and what they might look to accomplish before the trade deadline.

 

Bloom talked to The Sports Virus about the legacy of  Barry Bonds: …“Regardless of what people may think or not think about what he did in his career, the numbers speak for themselves, the era speaks for itself and I think it’s great that the Giants have finally moved to have him involved with the team and to recognize him for the significant person he was in this era of San Francisco baseball.”

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MLB Official Scorer Michael Duca On Giants Newcomers

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Major League Baseball Official  Scorer Michael Duca  joins us to analyze the Giants trade deadline moves and what they need to do to win the NL West.

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 The Sports Virus talked to Duca about the Giants acquiring Matt Moore from Tampa Bay:

… “When the Giants go shopping at the trade deadline, while everybody else heads off to Macy’s to see what’s available, the Giants go down and shop on Rodeo drive. They are only willing to look at young, proven talent that is under contract for an extended period of time or old guys who are cheap two month rentals. In Matt Moore’s case he’s under control for three more years at team prices or options that are very friendly.”

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Nationals Manager Dusty Baker and The Sports Virus Reporter Ryan Leong

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Today we hear from Nationals Manager Dusty Baker, who also managed the Giants from 1993-2002. The Sports Virus Reporter Ryan Leong also joins us from AT&T Park in San Francisco.   

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The Sports Virus asked Baker if he thinks Barry Bonds will get in the Hall of Fame some day:

 … “I hope so. He certainly deserves it…I think Jeff Kent should be in. He’s not getting much consideration at all. If it’s going by numbers, then his numbers are amongst the top second basemen of all time. If it’s going on popularity, then it shouldn’t be a popularity contest. I think Barry and Jeff should both be in.”

Baker on Daniel Murphy’s season:

 … “He should be the MVP at this point. He’s had one of the best seasons I’ve ever seen (and) I’ve seen some good ones. Every time you think he’s going to slow down, he speeds back up again. This guy comes to play, he comes to play every day. He has a great idea of what he’s doing on the bases, in the field and at the plate especially. This guy’s a student. I see him over here studying all the time and he has a heck of an idea of what he’s looking for.”

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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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