Thursday, August 28, 2014

#324 - Bruce Bochy

What a card: This is Bruce Bochy's card after his second season as backup catcher for the Padres. In 1984, Bochy appeared in the World Series for San Diego, albeit in just one game. He singled in his only at-bat, in the ninth inning of Game 5, the final game of that Series.

My observation on the front: There's so much yellow on that card that it's like the sun is rising in front of the sky.

More opinion from me: Little did I know in 1985 that a career backup catcher would go on to be my least favorite major league baseball manager.

Something you might know: Bochy has managed three teams to the World Series, losing in 1998 with the Padres and winning in 2010 and 2012 with the Giants.

Something you might not know: Bochy's right eye looks different than his left eye, especially on his cards, because the eyelashes on his right eye are white, the result of being exposed to a chemical as a teenager while working for a furniture refinisher.

My observation on the back: Joe Bochy played in the Twins organization. He also pitched during the 1972 season.

The blog wants to speak now: The Pop Culture category is updated.


Jeff said...

How ironic that this card is posted right as Bochy is passing Tommy Lasorda on the wins list.

Matthew R said...

If the Giants get one more title Bochy will be a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame. Every manager with three or more titles is in there now. Even if he doesn't get another championship he has a pretty good shot.