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The Sports Virus

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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
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 the Buster Posey decision to hang 'em up. Plus, we talk exten
TheSportsVirus Podcast episode number one is a conversation with CBS NFL play-by-play announcer and NCAA Tournament host Greg Gumbel. We go behind the scenes to hear all the details about Greg's long career which has included calling two Super
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 Geor
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
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 coul
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 ni
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
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 in
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 f
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 b
Former San Francisco pitcher George Kontos explains why he thinks team chemistry has been important to the Giants during his playing days and currently. He also gets us set up for the Mets series and goes in depth about Kevin Gausman's search f
Steve Kroner from the San Francisco Chronicle joins Inside China Basin to assess the Giants season and explain why they are the best team in MLB in mid-August. He evaluates Giants manager Gabe Kapler and talks about his key moves. We also ask S
Former Giants reliever George Kontos talks about the Giants winning series against contending teams as some of their veteran players return. He also analyzes the Giants rotation and explains "dead arm." And, we get into a deep conversation abou
MLB Players Association Senior Advisor Jerry Crasnick joins Inside China Basin to recognize the accomplishments of Giants mainstays Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt. He also weighs in on why Kris Bryant is a valuable addition to
We go inside the mind of former Giants reliever George Kontos to find out what it's like for a Major League player at the trade deadline. Kontos goes back to 2016 remembering the Matt Duffy/Matt Moore trade and tackles questions about whether o
Former Giant Lance Niekro is now the head coach at Florida Southern University and he joins Inside China Basin to talk about one of his players OF Vaun Brown who was recently drafted by San Francisco. We reminisce about his career and talk at l
George Kontos takes us inside the Giants clubhouse to learn more about the personalities of All Stars Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey. He also analyzes why All Star Kevin Gausman has been dominating this season and gives his thoughts on Shohe
Longtime baseball writer for Yahoo Sports and baseball author Tim Brown tells us about a new book he's writing and shares his thoughts on the Giants, Trevor Bauer's plight, MLB's new rules to prevent foreign substances on baseballs and what Sho
Former Giants pitcher George Kontos talks about the some key calls and decisions in Monday night's Giants/Dodgers game. Plus we analyze Steven Duggar and Brandon Crawford, discuss MLB's pitcher's checks for foreign substances and get into the r
Former Giants pitcher and current NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Shawn Estes joins Inside China Basin this week to give his thoughts about the Major League Baseball crackdown on pitchers using foreign substances on baseballs. We also talk about wh
George Kontos is back to talk about the Giants reversing course offensively, going from barely scoring in DC to bombs away vs. Arizona. We discuss Brandon Crawford's All Star case and dive deep into MLB's crackdown on pitchers using foreign sub
Former KNBR talk show host Ray Woodson and sports photographer Brad Mangin join Inside China Basin this week. Woodson and Joe Castellano discuss why the current Giants have surprised the baseball world. Mangin takes us down memory lane as we re
Former Giants pitcher George Kontos is back this week to talk about the Giants entering June with the best record in the National League. He explains why bullpen roles are important, discusses the Giants winning three out of four in LA and shar
San Francisco Chronicle columnist John Shea, who is also the co-author of the Willie Mays book 24 joins Inside China Basin to discuss what we learned from the Giants getting swept at home by the Dodgers. He gives his thoughts on Buster Posey, B
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