Bruce Bochy: ‘I’d love to have one more shot’ at managing

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Manager Bruce Bochy retired at the end of the regular season following a 13-year stint with the Giants. The 64-year-old is leaving open the possibility of returning to managing. On Thursday, he appeared on Mad Dog Sports Radio and told host Chris Russo, “I’m just hitting the pause button. That’s all. I’m taking a little sabbatical here for a year and then I’ll see where I’m at. I don’t know how I’m going to feel but I’d love to have one more shot.”

Bochy managed the Padres from 1995-2006, leading those teams to an aggregate 951-975 record. He went 1052-1054 in 13 seasons with the Giants. Bochy became the 11th member of the 2,000-win club just before the end of the season.

If Bochy were to simply retire for good, he would be a lock for the Hall of Fame. He is regardless, but it’s not like he needs to win another championship or reach another milestone to pad his résumé.