Bleav Inside China Basin

Bleav Inside China Basin

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September 23, 2020 23 min

Former KNBR talk show host Ray Woodson joins Inside China Basin to gauge the Giants playoff chances with six games remaining. We chat about team superlatives including a surprisingly potent offense. Also, a discussion about Major League Baseball's plan to have fans in the stand for the NLCS and World Series.

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Seattle Mariners television play-by-play announcer Dave Sims joins Inside China Basin to talk about the mid-week series against the Giants which was moved from Seattle to San Francisco due to unhealthy air quality in the Pacific Northwest. He gives tells us a bit about new Giant and former Mariner Justin Smoak and reminisces about Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Lou Brock who recently passed away.

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San Francisco Chronicle columnist John Shea joins the Inside China Basin podcast to analyze the Giants offensive prowess, scoring over 5 runs a game for the first time since the Barry Bonds/Jeff Kent era. Plus, we discuss the closer situation and tell some stories while reminiscing about Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Lou Brock, who passed away this past week. Shea recently co-authored the book 24, Life Stories and Lessons from the ...

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Former KNBR talk show host Ray Woodson joins Inside China Basin to give his thoughts on the Giants outlook for the post season as they begin the final month of the regular season. He also evaluates rookie catcher Joey Bart and discusses who should be the closer.

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The Voice of the San Jose Giants Joe Ritzo joins Inside China Basin to discuss the promotion of rookie catcher Joey Bart and chat about Logan Webb's development, the emergence of Austin Slater as an offensive force and the Giants designating Hunter Pence for assignment. Joe also describes his MLB debut emotions from 2019 when he was called on to do four games on the radio for San Francisco.

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Giants catcher Tyler Heineman has embraced his underdog role. He went from being a walk-on at UCLA to starting catcher in the Major Leagues after Buster Posey opted out of the season. Heineman tells the Inside China Basin podcast about playing during the pandemic and his goals as a player. He also addresses the three catcher's interference calls that have gone against him.

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Complete analysis of the San Francisco Giants with Shawn Estes from NBC Sports Bay Area. We discuss manager Gabe Kapler's head scratching moves, try to figure out why the defense has been failing and examine the slow starts for veteran hitters. Also, we go down memory lane and hear some entertaining stories about Shawn's career.

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Ray Woodson returns to Inside China Basin to give his thoughts on the Giants analytical approach by new manager Gabe Kapler. We also chat about the possibility of a Major League Baseball shutdown after recent positive coronavirus tests caused several games to be postponed.

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New NBC Sports Bay Area analyst and former Giants reliever George Kontos gives TheSportsVirus.com his opinions about how manager Gabe Kapler is handling the pitching staff. Who is best suited for the closer role? Did Jeff Samardzija not making a start in LA surprise him? How concerned is he about MLB continuing after the postponement of two games on Monday because of the Marlins coronavirus outbreak? All the answers are here on the...

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USA Today Columnist Bob Nightengale reacts to Giants manager Gabe Kapler and some players kneeling during the national anthem before the exhibition game Monday against the A's. As we approach the regular season opener Thursday, he gives his thoughts on the Giants chances in a short season without All Star catcher Buster Posey.

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Former KNBR host Ray Woodson reacts to the news that Buster Posey has chosen to opt out of the 2020 Giants season. We discuss what the decision means for Posey's legacy and the impact it might have on Major League Baseball as it attempts to play through a pandemic.

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Amy Gutierrez is heading into her 13th season as a reporter covering San Francisco Giants games for NBC Sports Bay Area. This season, of course, will be very different than the previous 12. We chat with Amy G about adjustments that will be made by players and the NBC crew as they try to stay safe during Covid-19. We also get her thoughts on new manager Gabe Kapler and get to hear about her favorite moments at the ballpark.

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Former Giant Travis Ishikawa talks about his heroic 2014 Post Season and his career.

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San Francisco Chronicle columnist Ann Killion joins Inside China Basin to discuss sports returning after the Coronavirus shutdowns. We chat about the new-look Giants staff and learn about Ann's 30-year career covering sports.

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CBS Sports Director Bob Fishman, who is a Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer, joins Inside China Basin to talk about his illustrious career which includes directing 2 World Series. His resume is highlighted by 37 NCAA Final Fours, 27 US Open tennis championships, 20 Daytona 500s, 3 Olympic Winter Games and numerous NFL, NBA playoffs and college football games. A diehard Dodgers fan, Bob tells great stories about his time in televisi...

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Jerry Hairston, Jr. who played 16 seasons in the Major Leagues and now works as an analyst for Spectrum SportsNet LA joins Inside China Basin to give his perspective on race issues in America and says he's "shocked" that MLB players and owners haven't come to an agreement to start the season. We also chat with Annie Maciel, who manages the Facebook group SF Giants Gamer Babes.

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Former KNBR talk show host Ray Woodson discusses MLB proposals and how this is a "tipping point" in our country's history with the current protest situation. We also hear from Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and his thoughts the Hall of Fame candidacy of Barry Bonds.

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May 26, 2020 54 min

KCBS Sports Anchor Steve Bitker and 3-time World Series Champion with the San Francisco Giants Jeremy Affeldt join "Inside China Basin." Bitker discusses the MLB plan to have a 2020 season. Affeldt takes a trip down memory lane to talk about the Giants title teams in a conversation we had in March.

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Giants 1B/OF Chris Shaw joins "Inside China Basin" to talk about how he accepted the challenge of trying to improve in the minor leagues as he looks for another longer opportunity in San Francisco. Former Giants LH reliever Scott Eyre tells some great stories about his career including the 2002 World Series bound club.

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George Kontos joins the SF Giants Inside China Basin podcast to talk about his 8 year Major League career which has included 300 appearances over 6 years with the Giants. His journey is a story of perseverance which includes Tommy John surgery and surprisingly getting selected on waivers by the Pirates. In this podcast, Kontos talks about the thrill of being a 2-time World Series champion and the emotions of playing against his fav...

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