I do like the concept of the “spite streak” that I made up on the spot, however. Someone should do some research into that.
Bruce Bochy just told reporters at spring training in Scottsdale that he plans to retire following the 2019 season.
This will be Bochy’s 25th year as a big league manager. He managed the Padres from 1995 through 2006 and took the Giants over in 2007. He has, obviously, led them to three World Series titles, in 2010, 2012 and 2014. For his career he has a record of 1926-1944.
He will likely be inducted into the Hall of Fame at his first opportunity.