The Sports Virus

61 Episodes

Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA REMINISCES ABOUT HR THAT SENT GIANTS TO 2014 WORLD SERIES

Travis Ishikawa talks about his dramatic home run that sent the Giants to the 2014 World Series.

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SF CHRONICLE COLUMNIST ANN KILLION ON MLB/OTHER SPORTS RETURNING, HER CAREER

Ann Killion from the San Francisco Chronicle on MLB getting set to return and an overall look at the sports...

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CBS SPORTS DIRECTOR BOB FISHMAN ON HIS CAREER, VIN SCULLY AND SANDY KOUFAX

CBS Sports Director Bob Fishman tells stories about his long career and expresses his love of baseball and the Los...

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JERRY HAIRSTON, JR ON RACIAL INJUSTICE, MLB “MISSING A HUGE OPPORTUNITY” TO START SEASON SOON

Former Major Leaguer Jerry Hairston, Jr. on race, MLB being at a standstill in talks to start the season and...

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Joe Castellano & George Kontos

Joe Castellano has covered professional baseball since 1991, spending five years hosting a Major League Baseball show on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. Previously he broadcast over 1,500 professional baseball games over 12 seasons in the minor leagues, including seven years in the AAA International League (Rochester Red Wings, then AAA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and Syracuse Chiefs, then AAA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays). During the past 22 years he has covered the NFL as a statistician for CBS Sports, most recently working with Greg Gumbel. He currently serves as a play-by-play announcer for Pac-12 Network and CBS Sports Network covering a variety of sports including baseball, basketball and soccer. During the summer of 2019, Castellano was an updates anchor for NBC Sports Bay Area on the San Francisco Giants pre-game and post-game shows. He has been hosting and producing podcasts on TheSportsVirus.com since 2010.