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Episode #220: I Feel Good!

Brandon Crawford and his hair admires his go-ahead 3-run homer against the Rockies during the Giants first home stand. His timely hits have helped propel the Giants to a 8-4 record. (Photo: MLB.com)

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With the way the Giants are playing, we DO feel good! For those of you who are old enough to remember the 1989 “I Feel Good” commercial/campaign the Giants ran….you’ll understand. Join us for episode #220 as Chad and Eric review the Giants series in San Diego and against Colorado and Cincinnati. We discuss the incredible timely hitting (despite being second-worst in batting average in the NL), and excellent pitching that has contributed to their scorching 8-4 start to the season. Alex Wood joined the rotation and will pitch in Miami, but that’s balanced by a lat injury to Johnny Cueto in the finale of the Reds series.

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Episode #219: Bullpen Meltdown

Buster Posey hits his second homer in as many games to open up the 2021 season. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images))

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Join us for episode #219 as Chad, Eric, and Willie (he joins mid-show) review the Giants opening series in Seattle. We discuss the bullpen meltdown, power surges from Buster and Longoria, a great start by Gausman, tickets at Oracle, notable performances around the league and more!

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Episode #218: 2021 Season Preview

Helio Ramos wrapped up his strong spring by winning the Barney Nugent award, which honors the Giants’ top newcomer to big-league camp. (Credit: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle)

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Join us for episode #218 as TortureCast’s founder, Willie Dills Gregory joins Chad and Eric to wrap up spring training and preview the upcoming season, including our annual total win and playoff predictions. We also read off all of our listener win predictions and Eric even proposes trading Buster Posey…what?!

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Episode #217: The Season Opener is Nigh

Evan Longoria has been hot for the Giants, belting 4 homers with 10 RBI this spring. (Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports)

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Join us for episode #217 as we review the week in Giants’ spring training camp, notable performances, cuts, news, injuries and our top 5 favorite Giants outfielders of all time.

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Episode #216: Cuts, Rules and Stats

Brandon Belt was finally activated this week. He revealed that he suffered from COVID-19 in January, followed by mono. That’s a bad double-whammy. He’s questionable for opening day. (Randy Vazquez / Bay Area News Group)

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Join us for episode #216 as we review the week in Giants’ spring training camp, notable performances, cuts, experimental rules in the minors, news, injuries and our top 5 favorite Giants infielders of all time.

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Episode #215: Young Spring Power

Heliot Ramos (80) of the San Francisco Giants homered twice against the Chicago White Sox at Scottsdale stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle

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The Giants have a small power surge going in their lineup this week with two bombs by young phenom Heliot Ramos and solo shots coming from six other players. Jose Alvarez also signed with the Giants this week, further bolstering their pen with yet another lefty. Eric and Chad talk about how the Giants are building their roster with depth as a strength, since they lack some of the talent that lurks on rosters in LA and San Diego. We also look at another top 5: this time our top 5 Giants pitchers in our own lifetimes. Obviously, Bum and Timmy made our lists, but perhaps we’re old enough to sneak on pitchers from the 80’s? Look for us to regularly record every Monday throughout the rest of the season. We streamed this episode on Facebook Live and the video is accessible below.

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Episode #214: Spring has Sprung!

Buster Posey walks to the clubhouse during the San Francisco Giants spring training opening game against the Los Angeles Angels at Scottsdale Stadium on February 28, 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (John Medina/Correspondent)

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The annual feeling that hope springs eternal when you hear the crack of the bat is upon us! Spring training has started and Chad and Eric are here to talk about it. On the table for this episode is the top of the lineup, new pitching acquisitions Aaron Sanchez and Scott Kazmir, Belt’s mysterious illness, names are being added to the Giants’ home jerseys and we reminisce about our top 5 Giants’ seasons of all time…that was a fun and nostalgic discussion. Look for us to regularly record every Monday throughout the rest of the season. We streamed this episode on Facebook Live and the video is accessible below.

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Episode #199: 2020 Season Preview

SF Giant Austin Slater rips a 3 run double against the A’s on July 20, 2020. Photo by SJ Mercury News.

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Honestly, we can’t believe it. We are having a season preview episode. In July. Whatever. We’ll take it. Joining Chad and Eric are long standing podcast veterans including a founder of TortureCast, Willie “Dills” Gregory and a woman who has joined us for numerous season previews and drunken “bonusodes,” Jennifer (formerly Cosgriff) Kent.

The four of us discuss the new rule changes, the potential roster, guess on the number of wins for the Giants, the World Series champs and even discuss the importance of Gabe Kapler and several Giants that took a knee during the National Anthem before the exhibition game against the A’s.

We’re almost to #200!

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Episode #197: Baseball is Back!

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Eric and Chad met each other for the first time in 7 years in Las Vegas last week…masks and all! We talked a lot of shop, drank, and caught up.

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After months of frustrating negotiations…the owners and players failed to come to an agreement. But alas, MLB Commish Rob Manfred instituted a 60 game season, players agreed to the health protocols, and voila! We officially have a 2020 baseball season!

Here are the main points:

  • 60 game season (40 against NL West, 20 against AL West)
  • Universal DH
  • In every extra inning, a runner starts the inning on second base
  • 60 player pool; camp opens today, July 1
  • Season starts July 23 or 24
  • Trade deadline is Aug 31
  • 30 man roster the first 2 weeks of the season, 28 the next 2 weeks, 26 the rest of the way
  • Playoffs remain the same (3 division winners, 2 wild cards in each league)
  • Separate COVID-19 injured list. A player has to test negative twice to resume play
  • Players and personnel not in game must be in stands, 6 feet apart

Eric and I talk about the ramifications these new rules have on the Giants, including who’s going to be DH most of the time, the Giants actually have a shot at a playoff spot with so few games, how do they handle stats of runners scoring in extra innings, and much, much more.

We are so excited to actually discuss real baseball, but we hope that the season not only starts, but can come to a conclusion. There is serious worry about what the virus may do to halt the season. But, in the meantime, we’re moving forward and will be back with an episode in mid-July and our annual season preview around July 22.

As noted in the photo above, Eric and I met up in Las Vegas last week, the first time we’ve seen each other in 7 years! We talked shop, drank, and caught up. We highly recommend “BEER PARK” at the Paris Hotel, a great outdoor venue. Next time, we’ll make a podcast out of it.

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Episode #195: Greed is not Good

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Framegrab from the KPIX helicopter flying over Oracle Park, showing the new bullpens nearing completion.

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Things are tough in the nation right now. From the pandemic to civil unrest, there are many more important things happening than a podcast about baseball and the Giants. Yet, Eric and I decided to go ahead with our recording, as we only do so every two weeks at this point. Perhaps our conversation can be a distraction from these troubling times.

There have been a few developments in the negotiations between the owners and players, but both sides seem to have their feet planted firmly. The owners want to pay the players much less than previously agreed to, with fewer games played, and the players want a prorated salary and more games. They are currently very far apart, and the chances of having a season seem to dwindle with every passing day. But, there is some hope that we’ll see baseball some time this year. We also chat about Vegas reopening, bullpen completion and new dimensions at Oracle Park and more!

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