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Evaluating Bruce Bochy’s Twitter Account

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It’s been about two weeks. Let’s see how The Skipper is adapting to social media.

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Every time a new Giants person gets on Twitter, an angel gets it’s wings snapped in half and then gingerly glued back together. It’s a wonderful gift but also triggers deep anxiety within my soul because I know what a dark abyss of trolling Twitter can be and man, I’m worried about Boch’s heart. Every time I see Bruce’s face wrinkle up like a newborn pug, I’m like NO BOCH, DON’T STRESS YOURSELF IT’S IMPORTANT YOU LIVE FOREVER.

I digress.

Bruce Bochy is now on Twitter and it’s been about two weeks and I want to check in to see how it’s going for him. The Giants have been winning so I figure Twitter complaints about moving Gorkys Hernandez up, down, in, or out of the lineup have probably been less prevalent than they normally would be so at least it should be starting off nice and smooth for our big-headed fearless leader.

That being said, let’s evaluate his presence on Twitter so far.

Username

When Boch started his channel, he had to settle for @BruceBochy1:

Apparently he has some pull in the Twitter-sphere because low-and-behold, just two weeks later, the “1” which signifies that you are only the second most important Bruce Bochy in the world, has been removed:

If that’s not a power move, I don’t know what is.

Emojis

One of Boch’s most recent tweets featured not one, but THREE emojis:

I don’t know why, but I just figured someone like Bruce Bochy would just ignore that entire part of his phone’s keyboard and never use emojis. This was definitely a jolt to my perception of who Boch is and opened up bottomless questions. Does he not select a flesh color for his people emojis and leave them yellow? Does he have an Android? Does he use Bitmojis? It’s been a rollercoaster of emojitions (see what I did there? Okay, sorry, sorry.)

It DOES make me seriously consider if he has a ghostwriter (Crawford?) penning his content... Just eight days earlier, he didn’t seem to know how to use emojis:

Verrrrrrrry suspicious.

Interaction With Fans

Other than his Q&A through the Giants account, I haven’t seen any mentions or replies to fans. I would like to see more of that because, hey, I’m here for the tea.

On the other hand, Giants fans have been using the @ function liberally. Here are some of my favorite comments I’ve seen so far:

Couch-coaching:

Encouragement and advice:

Concessions complaints from what appears to be over 10 years ago:

Who Boch Follows

Appears he only follows the players - no beat writers, no non-baseball accounts with 24 total follows. Not much to report here but was really hoping to discover some deep dark secret, like he follows the Outback Steakhouse account and has a Bloomin’ Onion fetish. I’ll keep an eye on this.

Twitter Highlight So Far

By far the best Twitter moment for Boch so far was his most recent tweet regarding his parking snafu at SunTrust:

Humorous and witty, A+++ tweet but the best part about it was the response from the Brave’s starting pitcher that night, Brandon McCarthy:

Overall, Boch has had a strong start out of the gates but I’m really looking for baby’s first GIF or meme to take it to the next level.

This is a brand new world, guys. The last time I was this excited about someone joining Twitter, it was Brandon Belt tweeting his love for breadsticks at Olive Garden.

Can’t wait to see what happens when the Giants start losing... is that wrong of me?