Giants' Bruce Bochy Shares Funny Story of Time He Tripped Arguing Call

Manager Bruce Bochy is in the midst of his final year as the skipper of the Giants as he plans to retire at the end of 2019.

He's also in the middle of his farewell tour of sorts that has each team paying tribute to the three-time World Series champ.

And while he takes trips down memory lane, some of the stories he recalled were even embarrassing. Especially when he was back at Coors Field as the Giants finished up the latest road series against the Rockies.

"It's hard to say one that stands out," Bochy told's Cut4. It's funny that the tough ones stand out a little bit more than the good ones. I've seen a few walk-off homers here, but I won't talk about that because I want to stay in a good mood right now."

And he did just that by telling a story when he -- well, fell.

"Probably my most embarrassing moment here was when Bip Roberts was safe at home and they called him out. I ran out to argue and tripped and faceplanted right in the dirt. The next day, Larry Walker had a chalk outline in that spot."

You can vaguely see Boch (the original Cut4 article has a clip embedded there) who was managing the San Diego Padres at the time, in the background trip as he heads up the stairs of the dugout to talk to the umpire all whilst Roberts threw off his helmet.

NBC Sports California analyst Roberts told us he knew his manager would be out to have his team's back.

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"That was on Boch," Roberts said. "He was going out there to defend us."

Roberts doesn't quite remember the chalk outline then Rockies outfielder Walker left since this was back in May of 1995, but he does remember barely getting out at the plate during his career. Perhaps that's why Bochy reacted the way he did. 

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