San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is in the middle of his final season in the big leagues. Surely, he’s seen his fair share of baseball. However, only once has be had an opposing player tell his pitcher to ‘go get that ball out of the ocean’.
Now, Bochy shares his thoughts on the colorful moment with Andrew Baggarly who covers the Giants. As you might imagine, Bochy hasn’t enjoyed the candid moment quite as much as Dodgers fans have.
Bruce Bochy on the Dodgers’ embrace of “go get it out of the ocean”: “The T-shirts, that’s poking the bear. You poke the bear, you can’t be upset when he bites back.”
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) June 21, 2019
While Bochy acknowledged that he knows about the t-shirts available for all commemorating the moment when Max Muncy touched down a splash shot off Madison Bumgarner; he had an interesting take on it.
“The T-shirts, that’s poking the bear. You poke the bear, you can’t be upset when he bites back.”
This is in a word, interesting.
Bumgarner will make what is presumed to be his final start against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday evening. Furthermore, Muncy is front and center; hitting clean-up for Los Angeles.
Is Bochy alluding to an event taking place within the game when the two meet – or simply warning against poking fun at the quiet and fragile starting pitcher?
We must all stay tuned to see what happens, and to see if Bochy was foreshadowing in any way.