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Giants Splash

San Francisco Chronicle

78 episodes

Jan 12, 2021

Giants GM Scott Harris' Roster Insight 

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

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Dec 29, 2020

Bruce Bochy on His Past and Future 

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

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Dec 21, 2020

Bill Greason, Negro Leagues Legend 

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

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Dec 7, 2020

Alex Dickerson: Why the Ball Flies at Oracle Park 

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

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Nov 30, 2020

Renel Brooks-Moon’s Powerful Words 

In part 2 of 2, Giants popular 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


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Nov 23, 2020

Renel Brooks-Moon's Crazy 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

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Oct 27, 2020

Dan Shulman on Calling the Crazy World Series Finish 

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

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Oct 3, 2020

The Giants in 2020 and Beyond 

The Chronicle's Henry Schulman and John Shea offer their thoughts on the Giants’ 29-31 season and look ahead to the greatest needs for 2021, whether they need a closer, plus the challenge of covering ball in the year of COVID. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod

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Sep 22, 2020

Baseball's Final Week Drama 

Will the Giants make the playoffs? How far will the A’s go in the postseason? Susan Slusser and John Shea weigh the possibilities. Plus, each has a great Rollie Fingers story to tell. Also, a tribute to late baseball scout Gary Hughes. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod

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Sep 18, 2020

Kruk & Kuip Grab Some Podcast Pine 

Longtime Giants broadcasters Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow sit down with Bruce Jenkins to discuss their nearly 30-year partnership, including their favorite moments and most memorable calls. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod

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