You never know where you’ll find inspiration. Just ask new Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy.
Among the most popular questions Bochy was asked at his introductory press conference Monday, as you can probably imagine, was what lured the three-time World Champion back to the baseball dugout.
One of his responses will make you smile.
If you’re a Texas Rangers fan who also happens to be a fan of the Rolling Stones, you’re in luck apparently! Or at least you share that common bond with the new skipper. Either way, we’ll take whatever motivation Bochy used to put on a baseball uniform again.
Bruce Bochy, new Texas Rangers manager, is a fan of the Rolling Stones
This clip was just one of many highlights of a delightful introductory press conference, in which Bochy endeared himself to Ranger fans quickly, with bold and declarative statements like being all-in on bringing a championship to Texas and praising the situation he’s entering with the team.
GM Chris Young is quite the salesman, pitching to someone with Bochy’s stature why his team is the best place for the grizzled manager to make his return to baseball. And it still doesn’t feel real that Bochy really is the new skipper for this club as it seeks a return to playing contending baseball in 2023.
And yeah, if Mick Jagger is still spry at the age of 80, why can’t you be at 67, Mr. Bochy? Good stuff there. We hope Texas proves to be Bochy’s best tour stop yet.
Bruce Bochy’s hiring is just the first step of what should be another active winter of spending for the Texas Rangers, so this organization is really just at the tip of the iceberg here. And his taste in music isn’t so bad either, we reckon.