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Giants manager Bochy's fire 'still burning very bright'

SAN FRANCISCO Bruce Bochy stood in the dugout and held out a meaty palm. "It's nice to meet you, heard a lot about you," said Bochy, when introduced to Lucius Fox, the 18-year-old shortstop from the Bahamas who signed with the Giants for $6 million. "Get on a fast pace, which I hear you are. I want to be still hanging around when you get here, all right?" There are two things that Bochy does best. One is manage a major league roster, which goes beyond engineering double-switches. His job, as much or more than managing games, is to manage people their personalities, their egos, their frailties. The other thing Bochy does best is self-deprecating humor. Usually...

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