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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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Welcome to the INSIDE CHINA BASIN Giants Podcast

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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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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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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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