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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bruce Bochy Would Like Brandon Belt To Wear Big Boy Pants

Bustin’ Brawny Lads! This is weirder than the Big Boy Graveyard!

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Bochy made this statement recently on a popular sports talk radio program.”This is a humbling game,” he said. “But at the same time, you’ve got to put your big boy pants on and go out there and keep going, keep pushing.” When asked what type of pants would help out the most, Bochy replied, “Something comfortable, something with a bit of room to move around in. Maybe a nice dungaree, or a fleece-lined work trouser of some sort.” When pressed, Bochy grew impatient, saying, “Oh, I don’t know, Brandon can make that decision for himself, that’s part of what being a big boy is all about.” When asked specifically why the pants needed to be of the big boy variety, rather than something more age appropriate for the 24-year-old, Bochy answered, “They need to be big boy. That’s what this is all about. There needs to be an attitude that comes along with them, these pants need to have seen a thing or two in their day. They need to be big boy. That is not negotiable.”

...When asked what size of pants Belt should be expected to wear, Bochy was specific. “He looks to me like he probably wears about a 34 right now. I’d like him to go a little more big boy, maybe ramp that up to a 36 or even a 38. He needs room to grow, and the extra material is only going to help with padding when he’s spending so much time on the bench.” At the mention of veteran Aubrey Huff, currently on the DL with a right knee sprain, the manager was enthusiastic. “Now there’s a guy who knows how to wear a pair of pants, how to put his experience to good use. He’s total big boy. He’s big boy all the way.”

Repoz Posted: July 26, 2012 at 07:44 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: July 26, 2012 at 09:01 AM (#4192510)
So it's pretty obvious that Bruce Bochy is insane, right?
   2. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: July 26, 2012 at 09:08 AM (#4192515)
So it's pretty obvious that Bruce Bochy is insane, right?

I told him, we were the ones who ate the strawberries!
   3. booond Posted: July 26, 2012 at 09:55 AM (#4192537)
Maybe a nice dungaree, or a fleece-lined work trouser of some sort.


Brandon's confused on how to accessorize a nice dungaree.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 26, 2012 at 10:02 AM (#4192544)
Bruce Bochy is Smitty's arch-enemy.
   5. NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: July 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM (#4192558)
I haven't RTFA at this point, but I have no idea if this is a parody or not.
   6. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: July 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM (#4192563)
Was the interviewer trolling?
   7. Cooper Teenoh Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM (#4192602)
I've read the article, and I have no idea if this is a parody or not.
   8. UCCF Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM (#4192621)
I'm almost positive this is a parody, but I'm not 100%. The quote about the big-boy pants may be real, but I think the fleshing out with details is fake. It's the line about needing more padding to sit on the bench that rings like bloggy sarcasm.
   9. Steve Treder Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM (#4192628)
This is a parody based on an actual "big boy pants" quote from Bochy.
   10. Cooper Teenoh Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:22 PM (#4192673)
So,it is about 10% actual content, and 90% parody. I wish that it was more of a 50-50 split (that is, that Bochy actually said half of this stuff). That would make real life so much more interesting.
   11. Steve Treder Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM (#4192683)
So,it is about 10% actual content, and 90% parody.

More like 1%/99%.
   12. JMM Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM (#4192685)
Bochy has a nice, dry sense of humor, so it isn't completely beyond the realm of possibility that he could say some of those things, I don't think he would have done so while talking one of his young players who is struggling. At least not without saying it to Belt's face for the purpose of getting him to laugh.
   13. bobm Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM (#4192693)
Making pants jokes about a guy named Belt... Priceless

I guess if it were the Marlins, they'd praise Huff for not crapping his pants.
   14. phredbird Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4192718)
I told him, we were the ones who ate the strawberries!


it was the mess hall stewards. promise you won't say anything until i'm off the ship.
   15. Delorians Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:51 PM (#4192778)
Bruce Bochy bequeaths Brandon Belt big boy britches?
   16. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:11 PM (#4192804)
He needs room to grow

So Bochy has seen him in the shower? Maybe he should take the solid advice from RHCP?
   17. zenbitz Posted: July 26, 2012 at 04:01 PM (#4192870)
I wish I had a protocol droid that spoke Bochy.
   18. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 26, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4192878)
He needs room to grow


The water was cold, all right?
   19. T.J. Posted: July 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM (#4193519)
"Do women know about shrinkage?"
"What do you mean, like laundry?"
"No..."
"Like when a man goes swimming... Afterwards..."
"It shrinks?"
"Like a frightened turtle."
"Why does it shrink?"
"It just does."
"I don't know how you guys walk around with those things."

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