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Monday, October 15, 2012

COHN: Bochyisms stand us in good stead at times like these

WARNING: Gee toxin detected!

Let’s stay with Bochy a moment. What I’m going to write may sound like a criticism. But it isn’t. It’s just that Bochy is not a charismatic man.

Bill Walsh was charismatic.

Don Nelson? Charismatic.

Bochy? Not charismatic. He is the opposite of charismatic. He is what you’d call steady. You would not make a movie about a guy who is steady. Steady is not dramatic enough. Even Bochy’s voice is steady. It’s a drone beginning in his stomach and rising through his gorge and coming out his mouth.

“We’ll be fine,” he likes to say when all hell is breaking loose. Another Bochyism, if I can use that term, is, “(He names the player who blew the game) had a little hiccup out there.”

Bochy’s steadiness, his droniness, is a gift and a virtue. It tells you that nothing is a big deal — not even losing Melky Cabrera. He’s seen it all before and he has a solution for everything, even if you don’t see the solution he sees.

Repoz Posted: October 15, 2012 at 05:25 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. dr. scott Posted: October 15, 2012 at 11:53 AM (#4270910)
You could totally make a movie about Bochy, and fittingly it would have to be a French film.
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 15, 2012 at 11:58 AM (#4270916)
That little stubble goatee seems so 2002 to me.

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