Bruce Bochy heads down the stairs that lead from the clubhouse to the dugout, greeting each player he passes along the way.
Whether friendly during a winning streak or firm after a tough loss, the San Francisco Giants have come to rely on one thing when it comes to their manager: Boch, as they call him, has their best interests at heart.
Yet this year tested Bochy like no other in nearly two decades on the top dugout step.
Two wins away from joining an exclusive club of 22 other managers to win at least two World Series championships, even Bochy will acknowledge he never saw this special October run coming.
Two years after winning the title, the Giants took a 2-0 lead into Game 3 on Saturday night against the Detroit Tigers.