Is baseball thanks for Elmo or Kermit in the dugout?
San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija on Tuesday lamented the “puppets” that would occupy MLB managerial jobs following some existing supervisors hold up their spikes. He spoke amid Giants manager Bruce Bochy’s announcement that he prepared to retire at the finish of the 2019 year, wrapping up what will be a 13-yr tenure with the team that’s netted the Giants a few Globe Sequence titles.
“He’s just a dying breed,” Samardzjia, 34, stated of Bochy, in accordance to NBC Athletics Bay Location. “Unfortunately, following this you are gonna have 30 puppets out there giving you cliché answers.”
Samardzjia stated Bochy is not a puppet because he has “great stories” and is a “motivator.”
“On best of all that, he enjoys his children,” Samardzija stated, referring to his teammates. “He does not glimpse at them as pieces. He appears at them as individuals and he genuinely appreciates the operate you do.”
Samardzjia is entering his fourth seasons with the Giants. His 2018 year was slice shorter thanks to accidents. He started off in just 10 game titles and recorded 30 strikeouts prior to a shoulder harm sidelined him.