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The leading sports podcast destination for REAL fans of the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors

The Sports Virus by Joe Castellano The Sports Virus by Joe Castellano

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    • 4.3, 9 Ratings

The leading sports podcast destination for REAL fans of the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors

    INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ahmed Fareed From NBC Sports Reminisces About His Bay Area Days

    INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ahmed Fareed From NBC Sports Reminisces About His Bay Area Days

    Welcome to the INSIDE CHINA BASIN Baseball Podcast
    Updated once a week on TheSportsVirus.com!
    Today we catch up with former NBC Sports Bay Area Giants pre-game/post-game host Ahmed Fareed, who is currently with NBC Sports Network.  We talk about his career and his San Francisco memories. “I really miss” covering the Giants, says Fareed. 
    Listen To Ahmed Fareed
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    Our next guest is former Giants reliever George Kontos. This podcast will be the first Inside China Basin podcast available on the Bleav Podcast Network!
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    • 27 min
    INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Author Joan Ryan and Ray Woodson Talk Baseball Chemistry

    INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Author Joan Ryan and Ray Woodson Talk Baseball Chemistry

    Welcome to the INSIDE CHINA BASIN Baseball Podcast
    Updated once a week on TheSportsVirus.com!
    Today we talk about baseball team chemistry with Joan Ryan, who authored the book Intangibles. Ryan is a former sport columnist who interviewed a lot of players and managers on the subject and drew some interesting conclusions. We discuss how team chemistry had a great impact on Giants teams over the last 30 years.
    Former KNBR Radio Giants post game show host Ray Woodson also gives his take on the subject. 
    Listen To Joan Ryan and Ray Woodson
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    Join us again next week when Ahed Fareed from NBC Sports is our guest.
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    • 52 min
    INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Shawn Estes (NBC Sports Bay Area), Michael Duca (Author)

    INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Shawn Estes (NBC Sports Bay Area), Michael Duca (Author)

    Welcome to the INSIDE CHINA BASIN Baseball Podcast
    Updated once a week on TheSportsVirus.com!
    Today former Giants LHP Shawn Estes joins us to talk about his career as an analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area and he tells some great stories from his playing career. Michael Duca, who is the co-author of the book The Baseball Codes is also our guest.
    Listen To Shawn Estes and Michael Duca
    Watch this podcast as a Webcast on our YouTube channel too! Live every Tuesday then archived later in the week. 
    Join us again next Tuesday when author Joan Ryan joins us to talk about her new book Intangibles and Ray Woodson will be our guest as well.
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    INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Hall Of Famer Mike Schmidt On Kapler/Bonds/Astros Scandal

    INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Hall Of Famer Mike Schmidt On Kapler/Bonds/Astros Scandal

    Welcome to the INSIDE CHINA BASIN Baseball Podcast
    Updated once a week on TheSportsVirus.com!
    Today we have a special edition of our podcast as we catch up with the great Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt. We chat about Mike’s illustrious career which included 3 MVP awards, 12 All Star Games, 10 Gold Glove awards and 548 career home runs. He talks about the emotions of facing retirement (he played his last career game in 1989 in San Francisco at Candlestick Park), his 500th career home run and winning the 1980 World Series MVP.
    We also discuss the Hall of Fame candidacies of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens and we get to hear Mike’s thoughts on new Giants manager Gabe Kapler and the Astros cheating scandal. 
    Listen To Mike Schmidt
    Watch this podcast as a Webcast on our YouTube channel too! Live every Tuesday then archived later in the week. 
    Join us again Tuesday when NBC Sports Bay Area Analyst and former Giants pitcher Shawn Estes is our guest! Plus we will discuss the book The Baseball Codes with co-author Michael Duca.
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    • 33 min
    INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Big Time Stats Guys Ethan Cooperson (CBS) and Ed Sfida (FOX)

    INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Big Time Stats Guys Ethan Cooperson (CBS) and Ed Sfida (FOX)

    Welcome to the INSIDE CHINA BASIN Baseball Podcast
    Updated once a week on TheSportsVirus.com!
    Today we step away from Giants baseball talk and focus on a behind-the- scenes aspect of sports broadcasting – Statistics.  Ed Sfida serves as the statistician for Joe Buck on FOX NFL games while Ethan Cooperson is Jim Nantz’s personal stats man on the NFL on CBS. They tell stories about how they became two of the best in the business and what it takes to be a “Big Time Stats Guy.” Since they are both Philadelphia natives, Ed and Ethan both have opinions about former Phillies manager turned Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

    We also have a special tribute to another stats legend, Chuck Gardner,  our good friend who passed away on Sunday. 
    Listen To Ed Sfida and Ethan Cooperson
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    Next week we will get back to talking Giants baseball with NBC Sports Bay Area Analyst and former Giants pitcher Shawn Estes! Plus we will discuss the book The Baseball Codes with co-author Michael Duca.
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    • 53 min
    INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Barry Bloom From Forbes.Com On Possible All Arizona MLB Season

    INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Barry Bloom From Forbes.Com On Possible All Arizona MLB Season

    Welcome to the INSIDE CHINA BASIN Baseball Podcast
    Updated once a week on TheSportsVirus.com!

     
    Veteran baseball writer Barry Bloom a senior contributor to Forbes.com and a contributor to Sportbusiness.com joins us to talk about Major League Baseball considering playing the 2020 season in Arizona. Plus, we discuss Barry Bonds and his Hall of Fame candidacy.  
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    Watch this podcast as a  Webcast on our YouTube channel too!
    Next week we will go behind the scenes of network TV sports broadcasts when we talk to top statisticians Ethan Cooperson (CBS, Stats Perform) and Ed Sfida (FOX).
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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Great content that's informative and thought provoking. I thoroghly recommend it.

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Solid content but I think I heard 4 ads in a 10 minute interview. Unfortunately that seems to their norm.

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