Bruce Bochy always made sure to earn his postgame beverage.
During a virtual event hosted by Silver Oak Napa Valley, the former Giants manager explained that he only would pour himself a glass of red wine after San Francisco won a game, and would relegate himself to drinking beer after losses.
“It became a mantra," Bochy said (H/T The Athletic). "In fact, Pablo Sandoval would be in the dugout and he would start chanting, ‘Skipper wants wine tonight! Let’s go!’ "
Bochy won over 2,000 regular-season games in his MLB managerial career, not to mention three World Series titles, so he clearly enjoyed his fair share of bottles over the years.
Among the many gifts Bochy received over his final victory lap season with the Giants was a massive, custom bottle of red wine courtesy of the San Francisco bullpen.
Thanks to my bullpen for this beautiful bottle of wine 🍷 pic.twitter.com/fP8rKO34xW— Bruce Bochy (@BruceBochy) April 23, 2019
Although Bochy found himself in the win column plenty of times as a manager, he ended his overall managerial career with a 2,003-2,029 record, good enough for a .497 win percentage.
So Bochy certainly polished off a six-pack or two as well in his quarter-century as an MLB manager.
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