San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has faced a difficult task the last two seasons during Spring Training. He has had to cut his own son, Brett Bochy (a pitcher).
Granted, in this case cutting him just means sending him to the minor leagues. But it is still noteworthy that Bruce has to deliver that news.
Last year he took Brett out to a steak dinner to cut him. This year? Just breakfast. As Bochy told Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area:
No, I saw him at breakfast this morning. It was cheaper.”
Depending on how you parse the words of that short quote, Bochy might not have even taken his son out to breakfast. He might have just crossed paths with him there and dropped the news in passing.
Brett might be thinking that nepotism thing isn’t all it cracked up to be.