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New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Mere mention of anything about a dynasty during the World Series made him uncomfortable. He felt equally uneasy when his name got linked to the best skippers of all-time - those Hall of Famers he well could join someday. Bochy doesn't have to...
Via AP on Fox
48 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Column: Bumgarner great, but Bochy good, too

The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game. The hardest thing was supposed to be deciding when to take him out. Actually it wasn't that tough. You don't win three World Series in five years without knowing that sometimes the best buttons are the ones not pushed. The hottest pitcher on the planet wanted the ball in the one...
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Giants win third World Series in five years

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night to win the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. The 6-foot-5 Madison Bumgarner entered in the fifth and pitched five innings of near-perfect relief.  The 25-year-old won his third game of the Series and was named MVP. Michael Morse delivered a go...
Via Sports-Glory
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 7 Is the Whole Dang Point

Oh boy, are we ever going to learn a lot tonight. We’re going to learn, for example, how Bruce Bochy elects to use Madison Bumgarner. We’re going to learn about Bumgarner’s effectiveness out of the bullpen on short rest! We’ll learn about Ned Yost using and stretching out his big three relievers, and we’ll see […]
Via Fangraphs
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bochy starting Vogelsong in Game 4, not ace on short rest, is right call

SAN FRANCISCO — If it was an elimination game, OK, you try to save the season. You ignore that San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner has never pitched on three days' rest. You ignore the history of starting pitchers struggling on short rest in October. You go for broke, knowing there might not be a tomorrow. Game 4 is not an elimination game. The Giants trail the World...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Reasons Bruce Bochy is a Hall of Famer

The World Series is in full swing as the San Francisco Giants are taking on the Kansas City Royals. It’s been 29 years for Kansas City but this is the third trip to the Fall Classic in the last five years for the Giants. Bruce Bochy has guided the Giants during this time, and may have ultimately opened the door to his own enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame. And by the time...
Via Hall of Very Good
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Has The Biggest Head In Baseball

According to ESPN’s Major League Baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian, San Francisco Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy walks around with the biggest human head in all of professional baseball. Bruce Bochy was an MLB catcher from 1978-87 and while playing baseball; the .239 career hitter wore a hat size that was 8 and 1/4. For fans that want to get an idea of exactly how huge Bochy’s hat...
Via Blog Surface
8 days ago  |  Discuss

No states are rooting for the Giants in the World Series

It was just four years ago that the San Francisco Giants were America’s cinderella team. Going up against the Texas Rangers back in the 2010 World Series, not many expected the Giants to pull out the first championship in their west coast history. But dominating their way through a five-game series win over the Rangers, Bruce Bochy’s squad started a run that has turned into three...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants win on walk-off home run, advance to World Series

For the third time in five years, the San Francisco Giants will represent the National League in the World Series. Bruce Bochy’s club won a dramatic Game 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night to wrap up the NLCS. Down by one in the bottom of the eighth and facing the real possibility of going to back to St. Louis for Game 6 (and potentially a Game 7), Michael Morse...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Cuts his son Brett During Dinner

With a father like Bruce Bochy, who needs enemies? According to a story from Mark Townsend of Yahoo Sports, the manager of the defending World Series champions San Francisco Giants cut his own flesh and blood Brett Bochy, from big league camp in a way that would make Joe Jackson smile. That was the unfortunate case for the younger Bochy on Thursday night, though his father did take...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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