Sal Castaneda and Matt Steinmetz strayed from the friendly confines of The Shed and took their show on the road for Podcast No. 17. And what a win it was for Sal and Steiny as they ventured into San Francisco and chatted with former SF mayor and current California lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom.
Newsom is at the forefront of progressive politics, and he's long been invested in the Bay Area professional sports landscape. If you're looking for a politician who believes in the power of sports and how important they are to communities, look no further than Newsom.
In this wide-ranging discussion, which encompasses sports, politics and even the personal, Newsom talks about the 49ers leaving the City for Santa Clara, the Warriors impending move from Oakland to San Francisco and the possibility of the Raiders staying in the East Bay.
Newsom also believes the Boston Olympic bid for 2024 is falling apart, and that the NCAA is failing those it claims to serve. Oh, and did you know he's tight with Marshawn Lynch?
Take a listen ... good stuff.
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One of Oakland's finest found his way into The Shed this week, and quite frankly, he classed up the joint in a big, big way. Sal Castaneda and Matt Steinmetz welcomed former big-leaguer and current Comcast SportsNet Bay Area baseball analyst Bip Roberts to the show.
Roberts played 12 years in the Major Leagues, was an NL All-Star in 1992 and once got 10 straight hits, which tied an NL record. Roberts has a terrific perspective on baseball past and also baseball present.
He gives his views on this year's San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's, as he readies for another season doing pregame and postgame on CSN. Roberts grew up in Oakland and continues to give back to his community -- as a coach, mentor and motivational speaker.
If you love baseball and are itching for Opening Day, allow Bip Roberts to get you ready.
Follow Bip on Twitter: @bipster10
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After taking a week off for the birth of daughter No. 2, Sal Castaneda, along with Matt Steinmetz, jumps right back into it -- and what a crazy few days it's been on the Bay Area sports scene. This is "Summer of George" type stuff. What's up is down, what's down is up.
The storied 49ers seem to be crumbling before our eyes, while the Warriors are ascending to the top of the NBA hierarchy. Jim Harbaugh, Patrick Willis, Frank Gore and Justin Smith are gone, and nobody seems to like it except Jed York.
The Warriors have a different kind of problem -- they might be getting too good for their own good. Castaneda and Steinmetz discuss whether the Warriors are getting a little too full of themselves, a little too arrogant. USA Today's Sam Amick called the Warriors "borderline cocky," and, in reality, that's probably not far enough.
With baseball in the air, Castaneda and Steinmetz challenge anyone out there with the nerve to criticize Brian Sabean or Billy Beane.
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