September 27, 2016

Bruce Bochy: Does he have the drive and desire for another season with the Giants?

I'm a baseball fan, and specifically a San Francisco Giants fan.  And fan of any team playing the Los Angeles Dodgers.

I cringed a bit this morning while reading my local newspaper's article on the difficulties Giants' manager Bruce Bochy has experienced this season, and rumors that he may not return in 2017 for health reasons.

Bochy is 61 years old, but he looks as if he as aged a lifetime this season:

Giants' Manager Bruce Bochy in 2016.  He seems to have aged a lifetime this year.
Photo Credit:  m.mlb.com

Does Bochy truly have the heart and desire for another grueling season in 2017?  His frequent tired expression and lack of sparkle in his eyes speaks volumes to me.  Time will tell.

Best wishes for Mr. Bochy's health and personal well being.  And to the Giants ... You aren't out of the Wild Card running yet, but then again, there's always next year.

Go Giants!  

Mary Rae Fouts

16 comments:

  1. Per the article the Giants Clubhouse hasn't been all that rosy all year, especially for the bullpen. Too bad.

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    1. I found the comments about the bullpen and the apparent friction about the "match up" pitcher-batter pairing interesting.

      Bochy really screwed up with Casilla. Casilla should have been benched after how many screw ups and missed saves? Too many extra chances. Not often Giants' fans boo their own player.

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  2. Regardless of his comments in the article, Boch's body language for the past couple months tells me he doesn't have the heart for another season.

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    1. I tend to agree with you.

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  3. Any other MLB manager would be fired after the disaster of a 2nd half. Good riddance.

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    1. Not sure I agree with you, but I bet a number of baseball fans (esp. Giants fans) would. Frustrating, to say the least.

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  4. Get rid of both Bochy and Casilla.

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  5. This blown season falls on Bochys shoulders. No excuses.

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    1. Season isn't over yet, but I do agree that this season's implosion falls on Bochy's shoulders. The buck stops somewhere, and Boch is that somewhere.

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  6. Bochy doesnt have it anymore. No health excuses. Giants need to refresh and a new manager.

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    1. I do wonder to what extent Bochy's health problems impacted his performance and decisions this season. Not only the physical aspect of his heart-related health issues, but also the mental impact and stress of dealing with SF Giants' and fans' expectations, while dealing with his own health issues.

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  7. 1) Get rid of Bochy 2) Bring back Matt Williams in some capacity on the team

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    1. Uh, I say no to Matt Williams. His coaching has been a flop. Fired from the Nationals (and for darn good reasons, his coaching decisions were mind numbing), and now with the lowly D-Backs as 3rd base coach.

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  8. The ownership group needs to have a face to face with Bochy about his physical health, and mental effects of dealing with the stress. Then maybe that will help make the right decision on Bochys future with the SF Giants.

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    1. I suspect such a meeting will happen. Or at least, as you state, it should.

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  9. Maybe if Bochy started chewing tobacco again he'd make better game day decisions.

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Thanks for sharing your comments here! Mary Rae Fouts