Here is the opening to my Sunday column about Bruce Bochy and Brian Sabean:

If Bruce Bochy were managing the Mets or the Yankees or the Phillies — happily he isn’t — fans and writers and sports-talk radio hosts/morons in New York and Philly would be ranting about what a bum he is.

They’d say he’s mismanaging the Giants — like, how come Joaquin Arias isn’t batting fourth and playing center field and pitching every fifth day? And they’d say Bochy lost his mojo and the Giants should consider firing him or, at the very least, locking him in a cage in the on-deck circle for people to jeer at like they used to jeer at those poor souls in the stocks in Salem, Mass.

Or something like that.

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