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Saturday, April 06, 2019

Bruce Bochy receives lengthy standing ovation before final home opener

SAN FRANCISCO—At some point in his media session Friday morning, Bruce Bochy tried to politely hint to reporters that he was tired of talking about his future. Bochy had already answered about a half-dozen questions about his decision to retire at the end of this season and his last home opener.

This is not, however, a city that is going to allow the future Hall of Fame manager to go out quietly.

The Giants skipper received a standing ovation that lasted more than 90 seconds when he was introduced Friday. The loudest cheers are usually reserved for Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey, but on this day the manager was the star. He tipped his cap multiple times and at one point turned to master of ceremonies Jon Miller and encouraged him to move on to a player. But Miller and the Giants fans wouldn’t allow it.

 

QLE Posted: April 06, 2019 at 07:59 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: bruce bochy, home openers, ovations

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Bruce Bochy’s early Giants rest days lead to surprising lineup vs. Padres

SAN FRANCISCO—Giants backup catcher Erik Kratz has plenty of experience as a Position Player Pitching, but Bruce Bochy said Friday that Pablo Sandoval is still his first choice for the role.

So some things haven’t changed. But the lineup certainly did Friday, and it came as a bit of a shock. Here’s the group for the second game of the season:

Michael Reed RF (picked up a week ago)
Buster Posey 1B (not catching after just one day)
Yangervis Solarte 2B (no Panik after just one day)
Evan Longoria 3B (this is normal)
Brandon Crawford SS (ditto)
Connor Joe LF (picked up eight days ago)
Duggar CF (nothing strange here)
Kratz C (picked up last weekend)
Holland LHP (nothing strange, except some of the t-shirts)

Pending retirement’s just another word for nothing left to lose….

QLE Posted: March 30, 2019 at 08:26 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bruce bochy, giants, lineups

Monday, February 18, 2019

Giants manager Bruce Bochy will retire after 2019 season

Next stop Cooperstown?

“It’s a gut feeling that it’s time. It’s been an unbelievable ride,” Bochy said. “I have so much to be thankful for, the players, the city, the fans. It’s time now.”

Bochy has been the Giants manager since 2007. He’s certain to win his 1,000th game with the franchise at some point early this season (he’ll enter with 975 wins) and will look to improve upon his 50.2 winning percentage. Bochy, with a career record of 1,926-1,944 needs 74 wins to hit 2,000 for his MLB managerial career.

Prior to joining the Giants, Bochy spent 12 seasons managing the San Diego Padres. He recorded a 49.4 winning percentage with them, and led the club to the 1998 World Series.

Bochy, of course, has since led the Giants to three World Series titles, winning the Fall Classic in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Every manager other than Bochy to win three World Series crowns is in the Hall of Fame. He, too, figures to be enshrined someday—- someday soon, it turns out.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 18, 2019 at 04:48 PM | 13 comment(s)
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