San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy previews the 2013 season for the defending champion ball club.
Giants President Larry Baer has stated that hiring Bruce Bochy was "probably the best move [this Giants management] ever made." The team had a surprise win in the 2010 World Series, followed two years later by an outstanding season and another big win in an epic World Series sweep of the Tigers. With spring training just around the corner, you may be wondering about Bochy's plans to hold on to that title in 2013. Come meet the manager who strategized the Giants' latest World Series triumph and hear what's in store this season. Bochy will take you behind the scenes and down into the dugout to give the lowdown on who's in, who's out, and what strategies will keep the Giants at the peak of their game.
Bruce Douglas Bochy is the manager of the San Francisco Giants. Prior to joining the Giants, Bochy had been the manager of the San Diego Padres for twelve seasons.
He has participated in all five postseason appearances in Padres history, as a backup catcher in 1984 and as their manager in 1996, 1998, 2005, and 2006. In 1998, he led the Padres to their first National League pennant in 14 years, where they lost to the New York Yankees in the World Series.
He reached the World Series for a second time in 2010, this time in a winning effort, and brought the first ever World Series Championship home to the city of San Francisco and the first for the franchise since 1954. He reached the World Series for the third time in 2012, also with the Giants. The Giants won the 2012 World Series in the 10th inning 4-3 over the Detroit Tigers in a 4 game sweep.
Bochy is both the first foreign-born manager to reach the World Series (1998) and the first European-born manager to win the World Series (2010).
Roy Eisenhardt practiced law for twelve years in San Francisco and taught at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.
He was President of the Oakland Athletics and served as the Executive Director for the California Academy of Sciences for five years.
Roy Eisenhardt has been a frequent interviewer for City Arts & Lectures for the past fifteen years.
San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy reflects on his 2012 World Series championship squad's knack for playing well as a team. "We weren't a team that could slug it. We knew that," says Bochy. "We had to play the game of baseball, and we had to play together."