Former Giants pitcher Jake Peavy grabbed a microphone Sunday at Oracle Park as past players honored manager Bruce Bochy. Peavy thanked the skipper for all he did for him over his 15-year MLB career, and then, Peavy got a bit sidetracked.
The former three-time All-Star brought up a memory off the field he will forever remember with Bochy. Peavy talked about being on country singer Willie Nelson's tour bus with Bochy, though the details remain a secret.
Peavy did give a hint to NBC Sports Bay Area's Amy Gutierrez what he hopes to do with his former manager and another Giants legend, though.
“I can tell you this, Timmy Lincecum’s in town and we may be onto something a little bit later here now that Boch is free of these drug tests from the San Francisco Giants," Peavy said.
Bochy managed Peavy in eight of the former Cy Young award winner's 15 seasons in the big leagues between the Padres and Giants. Peavy said Bochy taught him how to be a professional and completely shaped his baseball career.
Peavy says Bochy also showed him the importance of balance, too.
“He was a constant professional, but you know, he liked to hoot it up. He liked to have fun, and he can find that balance within having fun and showing up on time," Peavy said. "… To me, that’s what life’s about: Finding that balance in between being a professional -- being on time and being accountable -- and then having fun along the way and enjoying the ride.
"I think when Boch looks back, he’s gonna have a lot of fun memories, not just in baseball, but off the field as well.”
Despite an ugly 9-0 loss to Dodgers, Bochy enjoyed his party at Oracle Park in his finale as the Giants' manager. And it sounds like the party could last a little longer off the field, too.