There were jokes about it being an even year, the same as in 2010, 2012 and 2014 when the Giants won the World Series; the size of Giants' manager Bruce Bochy
’s head; and about his recent frequent trips out to the mound to talk with struggling pitchers. In the conversation between Bochy and former Oakland A’s president Roy Eisenhardt at the Commonwealth Club on Tuesday, the subjects ranged from walking as a way to deal with stress to the Major League strike in 1994 to thinking through a game ahead of time.
We all have stress, Eisenhardt noted. But perhaps Bochy, with a team to manage, and the cameras, fans, players and coaches watching what he does, has a little more than his share. So how does the two-time National League Manager of the Year deal with it? Not surprisingly, Bochy, who wrote The Book of Walks
with sports writer Steve Kettmann, takes to his feet.