Just because: Bruce Bochy in 1977
Let us lay eyes upon a young Bruce Bochy, who at the time had many a glory and triumph ahead of him.
The year is 1977 -- where consequences were not welcome -- and young Bruce Bochy was surely master of all that he surveyed!
Young Bruce Bochy! Lean and generous of spirit! Shorn of tickler! An Adam's Apple that, if removed by a black-market surgeon, could be used as a sandlot baseball! Early adopter of the transition lens! A rumor not of war but rather of unibrow! Astros catcher!
Young Bruce would not make his major-league debut for another year, and little could he imagine that, some 25 years later, he would be crafting a Hall of Fame managerial career. Or perhaps, given the look of undaunted presumption, he couldn't imagine doing anything but crafting a Hall of Fame career of some flavor.
Even then, he had a voice worthy of narrating a James Coburn film.
(HT: Baseball Nerd)
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