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STEVE LENOX FROM ESPN RADIO ON MLB, NFL, NBA AND HIS CAREER

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Steve Lenox from ESPN Radio gives his thoughts on MLB banning the shift and picking up the pace of play. We touch on Jeff Saturday getting the Colts head coaching job and what’s happened to the New Jersey Nets. We also learn about Steve’s career and how he ended up in Bristol.

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FORMER GIANTS 3B COACH TIM FLANNERY ON MLB, ANALYTICS, PANIK/POSEY

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Tim Flannery spent 36 years in the major leagues as a player for the Padres and coach for San Diego and the San Francisco Giants.  Following retirement, does he miss being in uniform? How does he feel about the way analytics are controlling the way front offices evaluate players? And, what made Buster Posey and Joe Panik great before they decided to hang ’em up in 2022. The answers are all found here on this week’s TheSportsVirus Podcast!

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FORMER MLB PITCHER JOSH TOWERS ON LABOR AGREEMENT, HIS CAREER, STEROIDS ERA

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Josh Towers pitched for eight seasons in the Major Leagues with the Orioles, Blue Jays and Yankees from 2001-2009. Today he gives his thoughts on the new MLB labor deal and reminisces about his career. We discuss how it works for young players vs. veteran players. Josh also gives his thoughts about how starting pitchers are being developed and we go down memory lane to hear great stories from when he played. Towers has strong opinions about baseball’s steroids era too. Plus, we learn about a wiffle ball league he is involved with that is gaining popularity.

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LARRY KRUEGER TALKS ABOUT LEAVING KNBR, 49ERS, WARRIORS, MLB/GIANTS

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Larry Krueger was a talk show host at KNBR radio in San Francisco over the last two decades and he joins us to chat about his departure from the station, his career plan and the Bay Area teams. Larry has plenty of opinions that we have enjoyed listening to on KNBR in all of his different roles at the station for many years. Now he is excited about moving on to a new chapter in his career and he gives us a little insight into his future endeavors. Larry also shares his thoughts about the 49ers’ situation as they get ready to trade Jimmy Garoppolo and sign free agents, the state of a Warriors team that has struggled lately and the Major League Baseball lockout. Although a baseball agreement was reached shortly after this podcast was recorded, Krueger lays out several reasons why the sport is in trouble.

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RAY WOODSON ON KNBR FIRINGS, MLB MESS, WARRIORS RECENT STRUGGLES

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Former KNBR talk show host Ray Woodson has a lot to say about MLB’s contract squabble on this week’s podcast. He also sizes up why the Warriors are in a slump and tells us what he thinks of Trey Lance taking over as the 49ers’ starting quarterback. Plus, after two firings at his former employer last week, we discuss the moves by KNBR and what makes the radio talk show business so unstable.

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SF CHRONICLE COLUMNIST SCOTT OSTLER ON SUPER BOWL, 49ERS, WARRIORS, BARRY BONDS

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Long-time San Francisco columnist Scott Ostler helps us review the Rams win over the Bengals in the Super Bowl. We also go in-depth to discuss the 49ers’ QB situation and the Warriors season. When it comes to baseball, Scott explains why he likes the DH coming to the National League and why he voted for Barry Bonds to be a Hall of Famer.

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AMY LAWRENCE FROM CBS SPORTS RADIO ON NFL, NBA, MLB & HER CAREER

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Amy Lawrence can talk sports all day long and she does it overnight as well on her “After Hours” show on CBS Sports Radio. What makes Amy great is her infectious, enthusiastic personality and sports knowledge and that is on full display on this week’s podcast. She offers entertaining and informative insights into the upcoming 49ers/Cowboys playoff game, the return of Klay Thompson to the Warriors and Major League Baseball’s lockout/upcoming Hall of Fame announcement. We take a deep dive into Amy’s career which included a stint at ESPN radio and always involves the pursuit of play-by-play opportunities. During her two decades as a sports talk show host, she has persevered through all of the challenges that you would expect from a true pioneer for women covering sports.

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THE SPORTS VIRUS PODCAST: Ron Wotus Chats About His 24 Seasons As Giants Coach

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Ron Wotus has stepped aside after spending the last 24 seasons as a San Francisco Giants coach and now he joins TheSportsVirus Podcast to chat not only about his retirement, but also Buster Posey’s decision to hang ’em up. Plus, we talk extensively about NL MVP candidate Brandon Crawford, who just won his fourth Gold Glove award and we discuss why the 2021 Giants clicked well enough to win 107 games. Wotus takes us through the years from the time when Dusty Baker was at the helm to Felipe Alou, Bruce Bochy and finally the Gabe Kapler era.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN SEASON FINALE: Kontos on NLDS Umpire Debacle, Overall Season, Future

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Updated once a week and celebrating its 12th season on TheSportsVirus.com!

Joe Castellano has been joined by former Giants reliever George Kontos all season long and on this 2021 season finale they discuss game 5 of the NLDS, which concluded with an egregious umpiring call by Gabe Morales that ended the Giants season and sent the Dodgers to the NLCS. They go in-depth about Camilo Doval’s pitch selection in game 5 and review the Giants record-breaking season. Plus, they look to the future and discuss the possible return of Brandon Belt and Kris Bryant.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Kontos on Giants/Dodgers Matchup, Why Posey is the Team Leader

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Former Giants reliever George Kontos has been our analyst all season and now he assesses the Giants/Dodgers NL Division Series matchup. He explains why Buster Posey is the leader of the team and gives his thoughts on how the pitching staff could be used against LA.

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