Bruce Bochy reveals postgame drink changed whether Giants won, lost


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.

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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.

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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