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Giants boot Angels scout from stadium

Mar 7, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy took issue with an Angels scout’s presence at the team’s stadium during drills this morning and had him booted from the park, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports.

“I’m sitting there grading arms,” scout Jeff Schugel said. “In 25 years, I’ve never had that happen to me.”

Giants PR guy Jim Moorehead said afterwards that the team had a policy against allowing scouts in the park prior to gates opening. However, that’s now been reversed, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Henry Schulman. Apparently not wanting to see their own scouts get tossed out of ballparks, the Giants have decided scouts can come in and watch practices as long as they’re sitting in the stands and not on the field.

The Giants and Angels will face each other in interleague play this year. It will be the Giants’ first trip to Anaheim since the 2002 World Series.

  1. anotheryx - Mar 7, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    I’m all for this. Sports is much more entertaining when everyone hate everyone else.

  2. mdpickles - Mar 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    There is a lot to like about Bochy and a lot to dislike. A true walking contradiction.

    • tuloisgod - Mar 7, 2012 at 3:53 PM

      I’ll never forgive Bochy, back when he was with San Diego, for intentionally walking Todd Helton in an otherwise meaningless last at-bat in a meaningless last game of the season, costing Helton a chance to win the NL batting title. Classless and clueless.

      • gwhempel - Mar 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM

        It’s classless to pitch around the other team’s best hitter?

        If he had gotten a hit, would you have said he won the batting title on the last day of the season in a meaningless game?

        I’ve never understood why people take these stances on statistical landmarks.

      • stercuilus65 - Mar 8, 2012 at 2:32 AM

        Down one run in the eighth runners on second and third and you fault the guy for giving an IBB to the other team’s best batter?
        This is playstation, it’s real life get over it. You are clueless.
        Besides it’s not like he had enough advantages playing at Coors Field, if he couldn’t wrap it up before his last at bat playing half his games mile high he didn’t deserve it.

    • jjschiller - Mar 8, 2012 at 1:04 AM

      Bruce Bochy is a douce bag every day of the week.

      First I can recall is when he had umpires force Manny Aybar to remove his cap in the middle of an inning. Aybar’s friend Jose Oliva had died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic that off-season, so Aybar had written his uniform number on the side of his cap.

      Bochy complained that he was out of uniform.

      Bruce Douchey’s been at it a long long time.

      Douche.

  3. natsattack - Mar 7, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    The scout was too old for the Giants.

    • drewsylvania - Mar 7, 2012 at 5:18 PM

      NO ONE is too old for the Giants.

  4. 49erscott - Mar 7, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    juicing the balls for your team is classless too. Rockies are cheaters.

  5. sgtr0c - Mar 7, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    The giants brass and manager have once again proven they are a bunch of novices. A55clowns…..

    Hey, you didn’t invent baseball, you dopes….

    • ducksouped - Mar 8, 2012 at 12:08 AM

      You mean aside from that world series ring…ass clown

    • jeffharwell3 - Mar 8, 2012 at 7:15 AM

      except that whole world series we won. only novice organizations win rings right?? show respect when you let the best team in baseball’ name come out your mouth you dope

      • sgtr0c - Mar 8, 2012 at 3:02 PM

        2010 was not the only world series ever played

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