'I’m just hitting the pause button': Bruce Bochy says he may manage again

Torrey Hart
Yahoo Sports Contributor

Despite the celebrations of his career at ballparks around the league as his time in Major League Baseball supposedly came to an end, longtime San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy says he may not actually be done managing professional baseball.

Asked in an interview with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on Sirius/XM if he’d consider managing again, Bochy did not mince his words: “I’d love to have one more shot,” he admitted, as first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.

“I’m just hitting the pause button. That’s all, you know, and taking a sabbatical here for a year and then, you know, I’ll see where I’m at,” Bochy said. “I don’t know how I’m gonna feel but I’d love to have one more shot.”

Bochy, 64, managed for 25 straight years. While it seems pretty clear he’s not among the candidates being considered for the slew of jobs that opened up this offseason, we could be hearing more from the three-time World Series champion by this time next year.

In the meantime, Bochy will retain some sort of advisory role with the Giants, according to the Chronicle. He had already seldom referred to his plans to specifically “retire” — and many have speculated that he just wanted to step aside to give San Francisco a chance to start fresh — so it wouldn’t be huge surprise to see Bochy pop up with another team come 2021.

He will, however, don a Giants cap once again on his Hall of Fame plaque.

Despite the festivities that indicated otherwise, Bruce Bochy may not be retired after all. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool)

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