Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

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Mid-Inning Relief Podcast — Goodbye, 2018! The 20th One: Should Game 163 Count As A Playoff Game?

Goodbye, 2018 season! In our twentieth podcast, Marty Lurie, Carmen Kiew, and Ally Williams go over storylines of the season, who the San Francisco Giants should re-sign, and how ownership can incentivize season ticket holders for the future. Looking forward, the crew also goes over this year’s postseason, Games 163, Yasiel Puig’s World Series promise, and our playoff predictions.

A big thank you to our listeners for staying with us through our first 20 episodes of the Mid-Inning Relief podcast! Even with the tough year from the Giants, we appreciate you listening and sending us your feedback. We will have podcasts interspersed throughout the offseason – whenever something piques our interest, so keep up with us and let us know what you’d like to hear. We’ll be back in full force in 2019!

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Marty Lurie: @baseballmarty

Carmen Kiew: @carmenkiew

Ally Williams: @allykwilliams

Here’s to an exciting postseason, productive offseason, and positive 2019!

  • Ally, Marty, & Carmen

October 6, 2018   No Comments

Mid-Inning Relief — The Nineteenth One: Breaking Down The Front Office Shake-Up

It’s the penultimate episode of the season! In Ep. 19, Marty Lurie, Carmen Kiew, and Ally Williams welcome Bonnie-Jill Laflin (@BJLaflin on Twitter) to the podcast! Bonnie-Jill is the first and only female NBA scout, a former Warriors, Niners, and Cowboys Cheerleader, and the newest co-host of Murph and Mac in the morning on KNBR.

The four discuss Bobby Evans’ departure and front office shake-up, season schedules, and MLB’s fines and punishments for Carlos Gomez’s Periscope, as opposed to the Twitter storm of old offensive tweets that surfaced this season. They also share their favorite quirks about AT&T Park and their picks for this year’s Willie Mac Award winner. Finally, in light of Hunter Pence’s recent offensive surge, and the news that he’ll head to winter ball this offseason: should the San Francisco Giants re-sign the beloved veteran?

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Marty Lurie: @baseballmarty

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Ally Williams: @allykwilliams

September 28, 2018   No Comments

Mid-Inning Relief — The Eighteenth One: Arguing Over Advanced Metrics

We’re at the part of the season where we argue about advanced stats. In the 18th episode of Mid-Inning Relief, Marty Lurie, Carmen Kiew, and Ally Williams get into the statistical revolution and how much we should factor in advanced metrics. They also discuss the San Francisco Giants’ pitching staff and whether they should try to trade any of their young arms for offensive power, whetheer players and umpires should wear more cameras during the game, and of course, we also had to talk about those meme shirts that the Giants wore on their final road trip.

Minor League: Joey Bart.

Follow the Mid-Inning Relief Crew on Twitter:

Show Handle: @midinningrelief

Marty Lurie: @baseballmarty

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Ally Williams: @allykwilliams

September 22, 2018   No Comments

Mid-Inning Relief Podcast — The Sixth One: Hunter Strickland Is Out – Now What? (Feat. Larry Krueger)

In the sixth episode of Mid-Inning Relief, Marty Lurie, Carmen Kiew and Ally Williams are joined by Larry Krueger of the Gary & Larry show on KNBR, weekdays from 10am-1pm!

The team discusses what to do now that Hunter Strickland is out 6-8 weeks, that leaked audio between Terry Collins and umpire Tom Hallion, whether the Giants should go after Bryce Harper in the offseason, and getting hit in the face with a hot dog

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Marty Lurie: @baseballmarty

Carmen Kiew: @carmenkiew

Ally Williams: @allykwilliams

Larry Krueger: @sportslarryknbr (Guest)


June 22, 2018   No Comments

Crime of the Big Leagues

A mini-doc about Lester Rodney, the unsung hero that helped desegregate Major League Baseball. The film will screen at the Hollywood Independent Documentary Festival Saturday December 10th.

For info: Hollywood Independent Documentary Festival

Crime of the Big Leagues from Tomorrow Media on Vimeo.

December 5, 2016   No Comments

Do You See What I see?

After reading this article, I hope Beane is just posturing when he says: "Most of our team is already in place." And "Whether or not we participate in the free-agent market or trade market, we’re not looking to reinvent the wheel." Well, Mr. Beane, do you remember that bargain, Frank Thomas? You know: the $500,000 man who put your team on his shoulders and pushed them into postseason relevance last year? Well, he’s gone. Not to mention that scrappy, left fielder with some occasional thunder, Jay Payton? Yeah, that one: He’s probably gone, too. And, last but not least, that tall, durable, lefthander with the filthy curveball, Barry Zito? Yeah, he won’t be playing his guitar in your clubhouse next year, either. Sorry, Billy, but this current roster doesn’t make me want to Loaiza on Highway 880, and snatch some World Series’ tickets just yet. But that can change next week. I remain, Professor [Read more →]

December 4, 2006   3 Comments

And The Next Manager Of Your Oakland Athletics Is€

We’ll find out as early as tomorrow. Each candidate has marched into Beane’s office, pulled out their resume, and stated their case.

This gut-wrenching reality competition began with seven, with three having been or will be hired by other clubs, and now the final four, Bob Geren, Bob Geren, Bob Geren, and Bob Geren, wait patiently, hoping for that knee-buckling call from Mr. Moneyball.

Send your text vote, friends.

With all due respect for the other qualified candidates, Jamie Quirk, Orel Hershiser, and Trey Hillman, apparently they have a shot, too.

But interviewing for the managerial spot in Oakland negates years of conventional wisdom. Perhaps it’s not what trove of leadership skills you can bring, but your selfless ability not to botch a proven system already in place, that impresses Beane.

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November 13, 2006   No Comments

Professor Votes For A Closer Look

While everyone has been wondering about a replacement for the soon-to-be-very-wealthy Barry Zito, I’m concerned about another critical role on the A’s: the closer.

Toward the last few months of the season, many fans were seduced by the A’s dominance, and overlooked the struggles of Huston Street. Sorry, pupils, it looks like opposing batters, especially left-handed ones, have figured out the former rookie of the year. And I’m not ignoring his strained right pectoral muscle injury, which may be the cause for his decline.

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November 7, 2006   No Comments

he got the manager's job but not here

I read in the paper today that Ron Washington, the 3rd base coach for the A’s for the last 11 years, has been hired as the manager of the Texas Rangers. I had mixed emotions about that announcement. I am extremely pleased that Ron got the manager’s job but I was sad to hear that he was going to Texas. I had hoped that Ron would be the new A’s manager. He had worked here for 11 years under Art Howe and Ken Macha. He is a tireless worker and has helped many players improve their fielding. Eric Chavez and Miguel Tejada are just 2 examples.
During sping training,Ron would be at the park as early as 7 am to work with the young players. He is a man who is a baseball lifer who just lives and breathes baseball.
The game has been good to him and he has been good for the game of baseball. The A’s are losing one of the good guys. Let’s all wish Ron the best in his new endeavor.
So, Ron, stay well and good luck, except against the A’s.

Jerry Feitelberg [

November 6, 2006   No Comments

Barry Zito Minus The A's by the 'Ol Professor

For the old Professor, the winter represents heartache and inconvenience. Not only does the early darkness shave my fluffy cat, Rollie, and husky puppy, Campy’s, curfew, but another A’s player packs up his bags, and indulges himself with a major league powerhouse. Indeed, except for Chavvy, the A’s have earned the reputation as a stepping stone for players, a spot to revive your career, increase your value, and run for the riches. The Professor recalls Jason Isringhausen, and Keith Foulke moping into the A’s clubhouse with concerns hovering over their arms, only to transform their statistics and desert Tina from Guest Services’ Oakland Athletics.

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November 2, 2006   No Comments