Okay, we admit it’s not as sexy as Johnny Damon
leaving the Red Sox for the
Yankees, but you’d think there would be some buzz about a Division
Champion losing their long time manager to a Division Rival. Truth is
it’s difficult to get revved up about anything in the NL West these
Bruce Bochy is taking his big head to San Francisco. He is also taking his
.494 winning percentage with him. No matter how many
times we are reminded that he has won more than twice as many games as any other manager in Padres history we should keep in mind that it’s largely due to the fact that he managed there for TWELVE seasons while San Diego’s next longest tenured manager, **** Williams, was at the helm for only four. This is a good move for Bochy as he is staying in the NL West where mediocrity has become the norm for the past few years, but I thought the Giants might have wanted to do better.
HATS OFF TO THE DODGERS
Boy, I thought I’d never say something like that, but I just got back from
a few days in LaLa Land. Any athlete that that can play in a place like that and not be distracted by all the "scenery" deserves a hat tip in my book. It must be difficult to wake
up every morning and practice your slider when you could be walking on the beach.