Brad Ausmus shares funny story about Bruce Bochy, tuna sashimi and an iPhone


As Bruce Bochy entered the final days of his managerial career, his many friends around Major League Baseball seemed eager to talk about him in NBC Sports Bay Area’s “Toast to Boch.”

They picked on Bochy’s golf game, which he admits isn’t that great. They also shared some inside stories, such as a wine-filled dinner in Montreal, and overall showed their love and admiration for the Giants manager, who will retire after Sunday’s game at Oracle Park.

Then Brad Ausmus, who played for Bochy on the Padres and now manages the Angels, delivered a shocking revelation …

Bruce Bochy once tried to dip tuna sashimi into his iPhone.

No, really. That happened.

Ausmus’ explanation for why? Because the iPhone “looked just like soy sauce.”

“To this day, it is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” Ausmus said, “and I will never, ever laugh harder than I did that night when Boch tried to dip his sashimi into his iPhone. I loved that, Boch.”

Check out “Toast to Boch” at 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday on NBC Sports Bay Area, and hear Ausmus tell the story himself.

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