Talk about going out with a bang.
As Giants manager Bruce Bochy prepared for his final team flight back to San Francisco on Sunday after his team's 4-1 win over the Atlanta Braves, his squad paid tribute with commemorative t-shirts, hats, and Bochy's No. 15 plastered on the outside of the chartered plane in sticker form.
The @SFGiants had a fun farewell planned for Bochy on his final flight back to the Bay as the manager. 8 1/8 caps and #ThankyouBoch tees for all. And a #15 on the plane! pic.twitter.com/W9OT2YYBkr— Amy Gutierrez (@AmyGGiants) September 22, 2019
Just before the team plane prepared to depart the Atlanta airport, the Giants arranged for a ceremonial salute fitting for a three-time champion and winner of over 2,000 games as a manager.
As we were getting ready to take off the @SFGiants planned a water canon salute before Bochy flew off into the sunset...#ThankYouBoch pic.twitter.com/Cl17AIzPva— Amy Gutierrez (@AmyGGiants) September 22, 2019
The Giants will close out the 2019 season with six home games in what will be a week-long recognition of one of the franchise's most successful managers.
Maybe Bochy can use that time in the air to enjoy some of the many gifts he received from opposing teams during his final season.