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No-nonsense approach is a winner for Giants Manager Bruce Bochy
No-nonsense approach is a winner for Giants Manager Bruce Bochy

Bruce Bochy didn't feel like the major leagues' winningest active manager Wednesday morning. A five-game losing streak had left the San Francisco Giants closer to the third-place San Diego Padres than the first-place Dodgers in the National League West. It also left Bochy in a foul mood. So when a visitor strode into the manager's spacious clubhouse office to talk about the art of leadership, Bochy greeted him with a firm handshake and a wan expression. "Great timing on your part, talking to me now," he said. "Because I'm not very smart right now." Four hours later, though, Bochy was a genius again. His successful challenge of an...

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