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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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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.
February 04, 2011 - Bristol, CT - Building 4: Jayson Stark Credit: Joe Faraoni/ESPN
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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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