Giants Splash

Susan Slusser and John Shea host The San Francisco Chronicle’s podcast on the San Francisco Giants, featuring interviews with players, coaches, executives and media pros, as well as in-depth analysis.

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Executive Decisions
Giants GM Scott Harris joins Susan to discuss who’s standing out during spring training and how the different units are shaping up. Plus: How likely is S.F. to make major additions at midseason?
25 min
Bob Melvin, Gabe Kapler on When the Games Stopped
On March 12, 2020, MLB halted spring training and delayed the season, as sports pressed pause amid the growing pandemic. A year later, the Giants and A’s managers recall that uncertain time.
25 min
Bailey Pitching In
Pitching coach Andrew Bailey chats with Susan about how the rotation and bullpens are shaping up and how the many new guys look. Plus, he provides an injury update and talks changeups and analytics.
31 min
Hot Topics for Bay Area Baseball
Giants beat writer Susan Slusser and A's beat writer Matt Kawahara break down the first few days of spring camp, the flurry of recent moves by both teams, big expectations – and the return of fans.
36 min
The Henry Schulman Chronicles
Longtime Giants beat writer Henry Schulman, now retired, spins stories with John Shea and Susan Slusser about his remarkable career covering the team and some thoughts about the 2021 club.
36 min
Spring in Kapler's Step
Giants manager Gabe Kapler talks with Susan Slusser ahead of the team reporting to camp next week. Kapler discusses new additions, camp battles, and his new charity project.
36 min
Inside The Chronicle’s New Baseball Coverage
Giants beat writer Susan Slusser, A’s beat writer Matt Kawahara and national baseball writer John Shea discuss The Chronicle’s plans for covering the Giants and A’s and the teams’ outlooks in 2021.
33 min
A Conversation with Duane Kuiper
Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper talks to new Giants beat writer Susan Slusser about broadcasting the 2021 season, 30 years with Mike Krukow and his thoughts on Hank Aaron, Joe Morgan and more.
41 min
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.
30 min
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.
26 min
Bill Greason, Negro Leagues Legend
Reverend Bill Greason, Willie Mays’ former teammate on the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, talks with John Shea about MLB reclassifying the Negro Leagues as “major league,” and about his amazing life.
17 min
Alex Dickerson: Why the Ball Flies at Oracle Park
Alex Dickerson chats with John Shea about his unique theory on hitting at revamped Oracle Park, the team’s playoff hopes for 2021, his first-ever guaranteed contract and the beauties of fatherhood.
27 min
Renel Brooks-Moon’s Powerful Words
In part 2 of 2, popular Giants 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.
25 min
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.
28 min
Dan Shulman on Calling the Crazy World Series F...
Henry Schulman chats with the ESPN radio announcer — no relation! — about having to describe the wild play that gave the Rays the win in Game 4 of the World Series. Shulman made the call off a TV monitor in a studio in Bristol, Conn.
28 min
The Giants in 2020 and Beyond
Henry Schulman and John Shea discuss the Giants’ 29-31 season and look ahead to the greatest needs for 2021, the whether they need a closer, plus the challenge of covering ball in the year of COVID.
36 min
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.
35 min
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.
33 min
Giants Players’ Early Days
Johnny Doskow, radio voice of the Giants’ top farm team in Sacramento, tells John Shea minor-league stories about current Giants players and about his new book on baseball and life through Haiku.
31 min
The Giants at Midseason
Chronicle columnist Bruce Jenkins joins Henry Schulman at the midway point of the truncated 2020 season to talk about the excitement the Giants' potent offense and all the weirdness throughout the majors.
30 min
Four Ball Scribes Preview Bay Bridge Series
In a joint A’s Plus-Giants Splash podcast, The Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, Matt Kawahara, John Shea and Henry Schulman assess the vastly different local teams before this weekend’s Bay Bridge series.
30 min
Austin Slater Finally Hits The Big Time?
After four seasons as a role player, Austin Slater is making a strong case to be a permanent fixture with the Giants. He talks about his two-homer night against Clayton Kershaw and pandemic road life.
26 min
Farhan Zaidi on the Giants So Far
The president of baseball operations talks to John Shea about where the team stands and where it's heading at the one-quarter point of the season, plus Joey Bart's progress and the club's response to the coronavirus.
34 min
The Next Generation of Baseball Reporting
Mercury News beat writer Kerry Crowley is 26 and already one of the nation’s best multimedia beat reporters. He and Henry Schulman talk about his background and thoughts on the season’s first week.
28 min
Fifth & Mission: Will Coronavirus Baseball Work?
On the Chronicle’s flagship news podcast, Giants Splash host Henry Schulman and A’s Plus host Susan Slusser join Demian Bulwa to talk about the season opening under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss what fans can expect in the 60-game sprint, Giants manager Gabe Kapler and two players kneeling for the national anthem, and whether the A's can avoid their usual slow start. | Unlimited Chronicle access: | Giants Splash Newsletter:
25 min