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Today we get the scoop on the visiting Orioles with MASN Sports reporter Roch Kubatko, we chat with National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson and we hear from former Giants Hall all of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry who had a statue unveiled at the ballpark on Saturday .
The Sports Virus talked to Kubatko about Orioles manager Buck Showalter:
… “Once the best things (the Orioles) have ever done was hiring Buck Showalter. Reversing a losing culture is one of the harding things to do in sports and he had a huge part in that. Really he is the face of the franchise. He hates hearing that, but when you think of the Orioles you think of Buck Showalter in the dugout.”
The Sports Virus talked to Idelson about Brandon Crawford donating his 7-hit bat to Cooperstown:
… “He wanted to give it up right away, I even asked him today if he wanted it back. He said, ‘No, I’m doing well with the next one.’ It came to Cooperstown a few days (after the 7-hit game).”
Gaylord Perry tells us about being checked for his famous “Spit Ball”:
… “I started 40 games every year and I probably got checked 30 games each year. They tried to get me and they didn’t get me.”
Gaylord Perry audio and photo courtesy of Ryan Leong.
Come back MONDAY when San Francisco LHP Matt Moore joins us to talk about his first home start as a Giant that night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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