HBT: Bochy unhappy with Hurdle, McKeon comments

HBT: Bochy unhappy with Hurdle, McKeon comments
July 6, 2011, 7:13 pm
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July 6, 2011GIANTS PAGE GIANTS VIDEOMLB PAGE Craig Calcaterra
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Today on Real Managers of the National League, Bruce fires back after Clint and Jack get all up in his grill!

Jack McKeon and Clint Hurdle, who manage the Marlins and Pirates, respectively, criticized Giants manager Bruce Bochy for snubbing players on their teams. On Tuesday, Bochy fired back, saying many managers phoned him before the picks were made to lobby for certain players, but McKeon and Hurdle did not.

What bothers me are some of the comments made by other managers, Bochy said. Now youre getting personal, disparaging other players. Thats not what this game is about. The two that complained, Ive known them for over 25 years and didnt hear from them. That bothered me.

At this point, if baseball truly were a reality show, another manager -- say, Don Mattingly -- would go to the little confession room or whatever they call it and say I guess what Bruce just doesnt understand is that Clint and Jack were just trying to stick up for their own guys. Which is something Bruce would probably do if the situation were reversed.

Id like to think that Mattingly would then offer some version of Oh no he didnt! but thats probably asking too much.

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