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The Sports Virus Podcast: Greg Papa on Jimmy G/49ers, Kapler, Posey/Giants, Curry/Dubs

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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.

The radio voice of the San Francisco 49ers Greg Papa joins us to talk about the Monday Night Football win over the Rams. We discuss the present and future for Jimmy Garoppolo and the current state of the team. Plus, the NBC Sports Bay Area San Francisco Giants pre-game/post-game host gives his thoughts on Gabe Kapler winning NL Manager of the Year and Buster Posey’s case for the Hall of Fame following his retirement. Finally, we chat about Steph Curry and the Warriors getting off to a hot start.

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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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FINAL INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Guest Tribute – Reflecting On 12 Years of SF Giants Podcasts

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We are shutting down after 12 seasons on TheSportsVirus.com

The Inside China Basin podcast focusing on the San Francisco Giants started in 2010 as one of the few Major League Baseball podcasts at the time. Over the next 12 years the podcast featured regular player guests/analysts Jeremy Affeldt and George Kontos as well as many others who gave their time to be interviewed. Special thanks to major contributors John Shea from the San Francisco Chronicle and former KNBR talk show host Ray Woodson. As a tribute to some of the guests, we invite you listen to some of our great podcast moments, reflecting on the three World Series championships then fast-forwarding to the record-breaking 107-win 2021 regular season.

Thanks for all of your support!

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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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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson On Giants Season, Belt Absence, World Series Chances

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Former KNBR talk show host Ray Woodson joins Inside China Basin to review the Giants season, which includes 104 wins through Wednesday. We discuss the impact of Brandon Belt’s injury, the emergence of Camilo Doval as a closer and the Thursday night return of Madison Bumgarner.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Kontos On Giants Push for NL West Title, Crawford MVP Candidacy

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With two weeks to go in the season, former Giants reliever George Kontos talks about what it will take for the Giants to win the NL West over the Dodgers. We also discuss Brandon Crawford’s MVP candidacy and how the Giants bullpen has endured a long season of heavy use. And, we tackle the MLB vaccine situation with the announcement that the Arizona Fall League will have a vaccination mandate.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: SF Chronicle’s Susan Slusser On Giants Thriving “Under The Radar”

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San Francisco Chronicle reporter Susan Slusser details the Giants season and why chemistry has been so important to a team that “kind of likes a little bit going under the radar.” We discuss why the front office, Gabe Kapler, veteran players including mainstays Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt, unexpected heroes like Lamonte Wade Jr., a rotation that has been stellar at times and a workhorse bullpen have all contributed to the best team in baseball.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Kontos Passionately Responds To ESPN’S Karl Ravech “Talent” Comment

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George Kontos takes exception to comments by ESPN’s Karl Ravech on a recent Baseball Tonight podcast about the Giants talent level compared to the Dodgers. We give complete analysis of the residual effect of the Giants taking two out of three from the Dodgers last weekend in San Francisco with only one starting pitcher going in the series for the Giants. We tell you why San Francisco is in first place after a brief slip. Also, with Derek Jeter set to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, George tells a story about his time with Jeter as a New York Yankee.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Brian Anderson Praises Gabe Kapler/ Craig Counsell

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Milwaukee Brewers TV announcer Brian Anderson who also calls MLB games for Turner Sports joins Inside China Basin to give us details about the amazing Brewers season under Craig Counsell. He also remarks on why the Giants and Gabe Kapler have been special. Plus, he takes us behind the scenes of how MLB broadcasters have been calling games without being on site for road games during the pandemic.

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