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Talkin’ Giants Baseball.. May 18th + 19th

Sunday May 19th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie

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Mike Krukow: Marty and Kruk talking ball before the series finale vs the D-Backs at Chase Field

Aaron Altherr: The Giants announced this morning that Aaron Altherr was designated for assignment. Here’s Marty’s interview before Aaron was DFA’d

Bernie Pleskoff: Marty and Bernie breakdown today’s pitching match-up: Pomeranz vs Ray

Ron Wotus: Class is in! Marty and the Giants Professor talking ball before the series finale vs the D-Backs

Kerry Crowley: Marty talks to Kerry Crowley about Aaron Altherr being designated for assignment by the Giants

Norman Macht: Marty talks to author Norman Macht about his new book – They Played the Game: Memories from 47 Major Leaguers

Bruce Jenkins: Marty chats with Bruce Jenkins about the Giants taking on the spoiler role in the 2nd half of the season

Nick Piecoro: Marty and Nick talking D-Backs ball before the series finale at Chase Field

Greatest Game: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History: On April 8th, 1970, Mike McCormick and the Giants score 3 in the bottom of the 8th to beat the Astros 5-4 

Shaun Anderson: Marty talks to the newest Giant Shaun Anderson before the Series finale vs the D-Backs

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Saturday May 18th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

Andrew Baggarly: Marty and Baggs talking about Randy Johnson Night at Chase Field before game 2 of the Giants-DBacks series

Steve Gilbert: Marty talking to D-backs beat writer for MLB.com Steve Gilbert

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce look thru the Windows of Baseball before game 2 of the Giants-DBacks series

Mark Simon: Marty and Mark Simon from Baseball Info Solutions.. talking about Baseball Metrics before Game 2 of the Giants-DBacks series

Barry Bloom: Marty and Barry talking D-Backs ball before game 2 of the Arizona series at Chase Field

Kerry Crowley: Marty talks to Kerry Crowley about how long Farhan will allow the Williamson experiment to last: Is this Mac’s last series with the Giants?

Hank Schulman: Marty chat with Hank Schulman before game 2 of the D-Backs series at Chase Field

Mike Ferrin: Marty chats with Mike Ferrin from MLB radio breaking down the D-Backs starters

May 20, 2019   No Comments

Talkin’ Giants Baseball.. May 11th + 12th

Sunday May 12th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie

Jon Miller: Marty’s crosstalk with Jon Miller reflecting on Mother’s Day

Marty Brennaman: Marty talks to Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman about retiring at the end of the year and about the Great Broadcaster of his time

Mac Williamson: Carmen Kiew chats with Giants slugger Mac Williamson about his return to the Giants ballclub

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce looking thru the Windows of Baseball: Did replay get the play at 3rd wrong?

Mark Simon: Marty talks to Mark Simon From Sports Info Solutions about MadBum reinventing himself

Kerry Crowley: Marty chats with Kerry Crowley about Derek Holland being asked to go on the 10-Day IL

Ron Wotus: Marty talking baseball with the Professor Ron Wotus before the series finale vs the Reds at Oracle Park

Greatest Game: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History: On April 11th, 1967.. Two Hall of Famers Pitchers Bob Gibson vs Juan Marichal battle it out 

Tony Watson: Marty talks to the Giants Philosopher Tony Watson about being back home after the last Giants road trip

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Saturday May 4th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

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Connor Jones: Marty and Adam talking ball with Connor Jones Manager at the Baseballism store across the street from the ballpark

Jason Stark: Marty and Adam talk to the Athletics Jayson Stark on the passing of former Phillies president David Montgomery

Jim Betancourt: Marty and Adam talk to author Jim Betancourt about his new books – “NFHS Baseball Rules in Black and White”

Bobby Nightengale: Marty and Adam chat with Cincinnati Reds beat writer for @Enquirer  Bobby Nightengale before game 2 of the Giants-Reds Series at Oracle Park

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Adam chat with Bruce Jenkins talks about the ball flying for the Giants offense last week during the road trip

Hank Schulman: Marty chats with Henry Schulman before game 2 of the Giants-Reds 

May 13, 2019   No Comments

Mid-Inning Relief Podcast — The 27th One: When Is It Okay To Boo A Player?

This week, we talk about BOOING. When is it okay to boo a player on your team? Marty Lurie, Carmen Kiew, and Ally Williams discuss, as well as going over the importance of speed on a team, the shift in dependency between starting and relief pitching, and our favorite Farhan Zaidi move so far. In a fun throwback question, the crew also discusses the hardest player to watch decline, the ones that ended their careers on high notes, and whether they’d rather the Giants play in a ballpark like Oracle, or like one more similar to Coors or Great American Ballpark.

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May 12, 2019   No Comments

Talkin’ Giants Baseball.. May 4th + 5th

Sunday May 5th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

Julie Parker: Marty chats with Julie Parker of The Athletic before game 3 of the Reds Series: Can they pull out another win in Cincinnati?

Cinco De Mayo: Marty and Raf celebrate the true meaning Cinco de Mayo, but how many actually know the story of this Mexican holiday? 

Kerry Crowley: Marty talks to Kerry Crowley about this Giants offense trying to scratch across some runs vs the Reds

Melissa Lockard: Marty talks to Staff Writer/Editor  at  The Athletic  Melissa Lockard

Bobby Nightengale: Marty talks to Cincinnati Reds beat writer for @Enquirer Bobby Nightengale

John Shea: Marty talks to John Shea about his upcoming book about Willie Mays

Joe Sheehan: Marty talks to Joe Sheehan about the major surprises of the early season

Tom Stone: Marty talks to author Tom Stone about his new book – “Now Taking the Field: Baseball’s All-Time Dream Teams for All 30 Franchises”

GREATEST GAME: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History: On April 30, 1961  Willie Mays became only the ninth player to hit four home runs in a game.

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Saturday May 4th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

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Sam Spear: Marty talks to Sam Spear Host of At the Track Show: Who is his favorite to win the Kentucky Derby today?

Kerry Crowley: Marty and Kerry breakdown the come-from-behind Giants victory vs the Reds Friday night

Howard Waserman: Marty talks to author Howard Waserman about his new book – Infield Fly Rule Is in Effect: The History and Strategy of Baseball’s Most (In)Famous Rule

Barry Bloom: Marty talks to Barry Bloom about last night thrilling win vs the Reds last night

Nick Piecoro: Marty talks to Nick Piecoro from the Arizona Republic before game 2 of the Reds series

Mark Simon: Marty talking ball with Mark Simon from Sports Info Solutions 

Bernie Pleskoff: Marty talks to Bernie Pleskoff about trades: Does he see the Giants making moves?

May 5, 2019   No Comments

5-4 Mid-Inning Relief Podcast — The 26th One: Is It Time To Panic?

We’re talking stats, trots, and bullpen carts in this one! Marty Lurie, Carmen Kiew, and Ally Williams discuss whether Rhys Hoskins’ home run trot was appropriate in this baseball climate of bat flip controversies. They also go over whether it is time to panic, if it’s time to trade, and how the San Francisco Giants can bring more energy to the ballpark while the Golden State Warriors and San Jose Sharks are on their exciting playoff runs. Finally, they share their favorite stats when analyzing hitting and pitching (with some explanation of advanced stats) and what the bullpen cart should look like once the Giants bring in the fences and move the bullpens.
 
 

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May 4, 2019   No Comments

Talkin’ Giants Baseball.. April 27th + 28th

Sunday Apr 28th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

Bernie Williams: Marty and Adam chats with Former Yankee Bernie Williams about his father’s struggle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by raising awareness and working with Boehringer Ingelheim’s Breathless campaign

Greatest Game: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History: On August 4th, 1978.. Vida Blue 2-hits the Dodgers for his 16th win of the season.

Bruce Jenkins: Marty, Adam and Bruce looking thru the Windows of Baseball before the series finale vs the Yankees

Mitch Lutzke: Marty talks to author Mitch Lutzke about his new book – “The Page Fence Giants: A History of Black Baseball’s Pioneering Champions”

John Sterling: Marty talking ball with Yankees broadcaster John Sterling on how he got the Yankees broadcasting job

Ron Wotus: Marty talks to the Giants Professor Ron Wotus before the finale vs the Yankees at Oracle Park: Can the Giants avoid the sweep?

Tony Watson: Marty talks to the Giants Philosopher Tony Watson about where he is season-wise with 15% of the season done

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Saturday Apr 27th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

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Aaron Judge: Marty talks to Bay Area Native Aaron Judge about being back in the bay and on missing the series vs the Giants

Lindsey Adler: Marty and Adam chat with Lindsey Adler, who covers the Yankees for  the Athletic

Travis Bergen: Carmen Kiew chats with Giants reliever Travis Bergen before game 2 of the Giants-Yankees series

Dave Herman: Marty talks to author Dave Herman about his new book – “Almost Yankees: The Summer of ’81 and the Greatest Baseball Team You’ve Never Heard Of”

Jean Fruth: Marty talks to Photographer Jean Fruth about her new book – “Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin”

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Adam are joined by Bruce Jenkins at the Public House before Game 2 of the Giants-Yankees series at Oracle Park

Kevin Kernan: Marty and Adam are joined by NY Post Columnist Kevin Kernan before game 2 of the Giants-Yankees series

 

 

 

April 28, 2019   No Comments

Mid-Inning Relief Podcast — The 25th One: Discussing the Tim Anderson Suspension

Plenty of things to discuss on this week’s Mid-Inning Relief! Marty Lurie, Carmen Kiew, and Ally Williams discuss the Giants they are most concerned about offensively, making players and fans sit through extensive rain delays, and the controversy surrounding the Tim Anderson suspension. They also debate bringing in the fences at Oracle Park, minor league pitching, and Pete Alonso forcing his way into the lineup to take on an old rival.

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April 28, 2019   No Comments

Talkin’ Giants Baseball.. April 20th + 21st

Sunday April 21st – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

(Producer Raf & Marty Lurie)

Ken Korach: Marty and A’s Broadcaster Ken Korach break down the next coming series for the Giants vs the Blue Jays

Alva Noe: Marty chats with author Alva Noe about his new book- Infinite Baseball: Notes from a Philosopher at the Ballpark

Kerry Crowley: Marty and Kerry chat about the 3-hour rain delay in yesterdays Giants-Pirates game: Why did they wait so long to call the game?

Paul White: Marty and Paul White chat about the RED HOT Christian Yelich HR streak

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce looking thru the Windows of Baseball: Why did the Pirates field crew put the tarp on without asking the umps in yesterday’s game 

Greatest Games: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History: On September 22nd, 2012.. Angel Pagan is lifted by his teammates as San Francisco Giants celebrate their 8-4 win over the Padres that gave them the National League West title 

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Saturday April 20th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

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Ken Macha: Marty talks to A’s former manager Ken Macha about this Giants-Pirates series and about the Royals plunking Tim Anderson after he celebrated his 50th career home run with a bat toss

Bill Gruber: Marty talkin’ ball with author Bill Gruber about his new book- “Baseball in a Grain of Sand: Seeing the Game Through a Small Town Season”

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce looking thru the Windows of Baseball: Should the Giants change the fences at Oracle Park

Rob Biertempfel: Marty chats with the Pittsburgh Pirates beat writer for The Athletic Rob Biertempfel about the Pirates’ Starling Marte being carted off the field After a collision with Erik Gonzalez

Kerry Crowley: Marty talks to Kerry about the Giants not scoring in the first inning: Can they do anything at the top of the order?

April 21, 2019   No Comments

Mid-Inning Relief Podcast — The 24th One: Going Over Trades & Comebacks in Giants History

The long homestand is over! As the San Francisco Giants head out on their road trip to Washington and Pittsburgh, Marty Lurie, Carmen Kiew, and Ally Williams discuss their April prediction. Who needs to step up offensively, what will be the Giants’ record at the end of the month, and who will be the offensive and pitching MVPs of the month? The Mid-Inning Relief crew also goes over the Boston Red Sox’s rough start, great comebacks in baseball, good and bad trades in the franchise, Joey Bart’s injury, and whether it’s okay to bunt to break up a no-hitter or perfect game.

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April 20, 2019   No Comments

Talkin’ Giants Baseball.. April 13th + 14th

Sunday April 14th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

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Rachel Robinson: Memories of the Game with Jackie’s lovely wife Rachel Robinson

Giants players talk about Jackie Robinson: Steven Duggar, Trevor Gott, Will Smith, Tony Watson, Pablo Sandoval talk about how Jackie Robinson changed baseball and the world

Jon Miller: Marty cross-talk with Hall of Famer Jon Miller talking about Jackie Robinson Day

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce looking thru the Windows of Baseball: Can the Giants keep this winning streak going?

Marcus Shelby: Marty and Adam chat with Marcus Shelby, YBG Festival’s resident composer, bassist, and award-winning musician, about the extra-inning thriller on Friday, Jackie Robinson Day and on the Nergo League’s influence on the Blues and Jazz 

Kerry Crowley: Marty and Kerry talking ball before the Giants take on the Rockies before the series finale

Ron Wotus: Time for Sunday school with the Giants Professor Ron Wotus before the Series finale vs the Rockies

Kevin Pillar: Marty talks to newest Giant Kevin Pillar about trekking across the country to join the 2019 Giants ballclub

Jackie Robinson Day: Marty chats with Tim Flannery, Scott Ostler, Manny Machado, Ian Kinsler, Alonzo Powell and Kerry Crowley about the importance of Jackie Robinson Day

Greatest Game: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History: On September 30th, 1999 The final Candlestick Park baseball game was played against their long time rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won 9–4. Ironically, the Giants played their last game at Candlestick under blue skies with no fog. 

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Saturday April 13th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

Howard Bryant: Marty talks to ESPN’s Howard Bryant about the first 3 weeks of the season and Jackie Robinson Day celebration coming up

Dave Flemming: Marty chats with Dave Flemming about broadcasting the Reds vs Dodgers game on Jackie Robinson Day in LA

Eno Sarris: Marty talks to Eno Sarris from the Athletic about the ratios and stats on the first 15 games of the season

Dereck Rodriguez: Carmen Kiew sits down with Giants starter Dereck Rodriguez before game 3 of the Giants-Rockies Series

Tony Watson: Marty chats with the Giants Philosopher Tony Watson about his favorite opening day and the start of the season 

Chuck Kimberly: Marty talks to author  Chuck Kimberly about his new book- “The Days of Wee Willie, Old Cy and Baseball War: Scenes from the Dawn of the Deadball Era, 1900-1903”

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce breakdown last night’s thrilling 18-inning Giants win vs the Rockies

April 14, 2019   No Comments