Friday, October 17, 2014
Covered all of Bruce Bochy's Padres teams as a beat writer and am thrilled for him and Tim Flannery to be going back to the World Series. San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean and his top scouts admired Bochy when he was a rival and described themselves as fortunate to have a shot at hiring him.What a great fit it's been for Sabean/Boch/Giants -- they're headed to a third World Series in five years. However this one turns out, I think Bochy should end up in the Hall of Fame. On top of being a phenomenal manager, he treats people well. He has a deep love of baseball that comes through to fans either directly or through media. It carried him through some trying times in San Diego, I think.