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Susan Slusser and John Shea host The San Francisco Chronicle’s podcast on the San Francisco Giants, featuring interviews with players, coaches, executives and media pros, as well as in-depth analysis.

Susan Slusser and John Shea host The San Francisco Chronicle’s podcast on the San Francisco Giants, featuring interviews with players, coaches, executives and media pros, as well as in-depth analysis.

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United States

Description:

Susan Slusser and John Shea host The San Francisco Chronicle’s podcast on the San Francisco Giants, featuring interviews with players, coaches, executives and media pros, as well as in-depth analysis.

Language:

English


Episodes

How the Giants Farm System Looks

4/20/2021
Giants director of player development Kyle Haines talks about preparing for minor-league games in May after more than a year and a half without competition. He discusses the team's top prospects and where they might start the 2021 season, what to look for with the new draft format, and how difficult last year was for many prospects. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:31:33

The Wisdom of Wotus

4/13/2021
Third base coach Ron Wotus, the one holdover from the Bruce Bochy era and the oldest member of the staff, talks about the return of the fans and what it means for him, and he talks new-age data vs. his old-school ways, plus what it's like working for Gabe Kapler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:43

Larry Baer Welcomes You Back to Oracle

4/7/2021
The Giants CEO joins Susan to talk about the preparations for Friday's home opener as fans finally return. Plus: Thoughts on the CBA, politics and baseball -- and his favorite player. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:24

Giants and A's 2021 Season Preview

3/31/2021
Susan Slusser, Matt Kawahara and John Shea look ahead as MLB returns — hopefully — to a 162-game schedule in this 2021 season preview for the Giants and A's. In a combined episode of Giants Splash and A's Plus, they break down pitching staffs and lineups and pit players from both sides of the bay against each other. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:51

A Kazmir Komeback

3/26/2021
Giants nonroster pitcher Scott Kazmir, a three-time All-Star, is working on his second career comeback; he talks to Susan, who covered his first comeback with the A's, about why he stepped away for three years, how he got back into the game and how he's liking Giants camp and his own performance. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:22

Executive Decisions

3/17/2021
Giants GM Scott Harris joins Susan to discuss who’s standing out during spring training and how the different units are shaping up. Plus: How likely is S.F. to make major additions at midseason? | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:38

Bob Melvin, Gabe Kapler on When the Games Stopped

3/11/2021
On March 12, 2020, MLB halted spring training and delayed the season, as sports pressed pause amid the growing pandemic. A year later, the Giants and A’s managers recall that uncertain time. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:20

Bailey Pitching In

3/3/2021
Pitching coach Andrew Bailey chats with Susan about how the rotation and bullpens are shaping up and how the many new guys look. Plus, he provides an injury update and talks changeups and analytics. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:54

Hot Topics for Bay Area Baseball

2/25/2021
Giants beat writer Susan Slusser and A's beat writer Matt Kawahara break down the first few days of spring camp, the flurry of recent moves by both teams, big expectations -- and the return of fans. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:10

The Henry Schulman Chronicles

2/18/2021
Longtime Giants beat writer Henry Schulman, now retired, spins stories with John Shea and Susan Slusser about his remarkable career covering the team and some thoughts about the 2021 club. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:54

Spring in Kapler's Step

2/11/2021
Giants manager Gabe Kapler talks with Susan Slusser ahead of the team reporting to camp next week. Kapler discusses new additions, camp battles, and his new charity project. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:13

Inside The Chronicle’s New Baseball Coverage

2/3/2021
Giants beat writer Susan Slusser, A’s beat writer Matt Kawahara and national baseball writer John Shea discuss The Chronicle’s plans for covering the Giants and A’s and the teams’ outlooks in 2021. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:08

A Conversation with Duane Kuiper

1/27/2021
Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper talks to new Giants beat writer Susan Slusser about broadcasting the 2021 season, 30 years with Mike Krukow and his thoughts on Hank Aaron, Joe Morgan and more. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:32

Giants GM Scott Harris' Roster Insight

1/12/2021
General manager Scott Harris shares with John Shea his thoughts on the team’s new players, direction of the farm system and final rotation spots. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:41

Bruce Bochy on His Past and Future

12/29/2020
The former Giants manager followed the team from afar in 2020, a year after stepping down. He talks to John Shea about what he's been doing away from the game and his thoughts on several of his former players. He also offers an All-Bochy Team and provides insight on whether he’d manage again. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:14

Bill Greason, Negro Leagues Legend

12/21/2020
Reverend Bill Greason, Willie Mays’ former teammate on the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, talks with John Shea about Major League Baseball reclassifying the Negro Leagues as a “major league,” and about his amazing life, from fighting in the Battle of Iwo Jima, becoming the St. Louis Cardinals' first African American pitcher and serving as a minister in Birmingham for nearly 50 years. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod...

Duration:00:18:00

Alex Dickerson: Why the Ball Flies at Oracle Park

12/7/2020
Giants left fielder Alex Dickerson chats with John Shea about his unique theory on hitting at revamped Oracle Park, the team’s playoff hopes for 2021, the first guaranteed contract of his career and the beauties of fatherhood. Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:22

Renel Brooks-Moon’s Powerful Words

11/30/2020
In part 2 of 2, popular Giants PA announcer Renel Brooks-Moon speaks with John Shea about baseball’s diversity issues and some cool stories about her folks and Willie Mays and Willie McCovey. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:29

Renel Brooks-Moon's Crazy 2020

11/23/2020
In part 1 of 2, Giants longtime P.A. announcer Renel Brooks-Moon chats with John Shea about calling games in an empty ballpark and a transformative year in baseball -- and American -- diversity. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:17

Dan Shulman on Calling the Crazy World Series Finish

10/27/2020
Henry Schulman chats with the ESPN radio announcer — no relation! — about having to describe the nearly indescribable two-run play that ended Game 4 of the World Series, an 8-7 Rays win. Shulman had to call the game from a studio in Bristol, Conn., while watching on TV. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:07