Giants manager Bruce Bochy supports 49ers QB Smith

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 20, 2012
Bruce Bochy made his own statement in support of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. The Giants manager wore a red 49ers cap in the dugout before the series finale against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, a day after Smith said he'd been fined $15,000 last season by the NFL for sporting a Giants hat after games - though the fine was later dropped. ''That's why I'm wearing this hat,'' Bochy said. ''We're having fun with this. It's our way of supporting him for supporting us. We're all 49er fans here. This is in honor of Alex. I'm glad he didn't have to pay the fine. That's good news.'' Bochy had seen Smith in the Giants hat and sees the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 when he attends games at AT&T Park to support San Francisco's baseball team. ''I've seen him out here, and I was aware he was wearing the Giants hat,'' Bochy said. ''That's pretty neat. That's why I'm wearing this. We appreciate their support.'' While Bochy wears a large hat size - 8 1/8 - equipment manager Mike Murphy put the 7 3/4 Niners cap in the stretcher so it would fit. Smith and the reigning NFC West champion 49ers (2-0) play Sunday at Minnesota. The Giants are closing in on their second NL West crown in three years after winning the World Series in 2010. So, there's plenty of Bay Area hype for San Francisco's teams right now. Bochy and reigning NFL Coach of the Year Jim Harbaugh have exchanged messages, too. Bochy hopes to meet Harbaugh and get down to a practice once the season is over. ''I'm a big 49er fan,'' Bochy said. ''Since I've been here, I've always followed them. What a great club they are. Great team, tremendous defense, coach Jim Harbaugh and the quarterback. They're solid. Tremendous year last year and they're going to have another great year this year.'' Walking through the locker room at team headquarters in Santa Clara, Smith was told about Bochy's hat. He smiled and said: ''Oh, yeah, sweet. Five's the magic number, right?'' --- AP Sports Writer Antonio Gonzalez contributed to this story.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Mike Trout progressing towards return before All-Star break

There's nowhere for Chris Paul to go

Mother Nature stops Tim Tebow's St. Lucie debut

Carson Palmer not sure if 2017 will be his last NFL season

Report: Spurs, Clippers among teams interested in Andre Iguodala

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Vanderbilt players shot while trying to get teammate’s phone back from thief

Would adding George, Hayward make Celtics a super-team?

Kevin Durant congratulates Russell Westbrook for earning MVP honors

Colts QB coach: Andrew Luck should not be double-digit INT guy

Jim Kelly praises Sean McDermott, throws shade at Rex Ryan

Did John Paxson just admit the Bulls are tanking?

Although you have seen this start before, this season is no sequel for the Dodgers

The 'Power hitters are coming for that number one spot' quiz

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Ricky Davis takes unnecessary shots at Al Harrington

Who won Wimbledon the year you were born?

Box Score 6/27: Monday is for all sorts of ballers

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

2017 is not another disappointing sequel for the Dodgers

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Ricky Davis takes unnecessary shots at Al Harrington

The 'Power hitters are coming for that number one spot' quiz

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker