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Cohn: No grace period for Giants' GM Brian Sabean during tough season

If Bruce Bochy were managing the Mets or the Yankees or the Phillies — happily he isn't — fans and writers and sports-talk radio hosts/morons in New York and Philly would be ranting about what a bum he is.

They'd say he's mismanaging the Giants — like, how come Joaquin Arias isn't batting fourth and playing center field and pitching every fifth day? And they'd say Bochy lost his mojo and the Giants should consider firing him or, at the very least, locking him in a cage in the on-deck circle for people to jeer at like they used to jeer at those poor souls in the stocks in Salem, Mass.

Or something like that.

But out here — a region I consider tops in sophistication and good breeding — no one has uttered a peep criticizing Bochy. We have not heard a single syllable of anger or frustration or grumpiness. Why?

Because Bochy has earned silence. He's also earned an "atta boy" and a "Go get 'em, Bruce."

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