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The Giants were celebrated by their fans in San Francisco on Wednesday, but that's not the end of the accolades. Giants catcher Buster Posey is the front-runner for National League MVP (announced Nov. 15), but what about Bruce Bochy for N.L. Manager of the Year (Nov. 13)? We're hearing plenty about the Nationals' Davey Johnson, the Cardinals' Mike Matheny and the Reds' Dusty Baker, but we'll take Bochy, who led the Giants to the championship despite losing his top hitter, Melky Cabrera, at midseason and Tim Lincecum's unexpected mediocre season.
The Kings can be a competitive team this season if DeMarcus Cousins continues to improve, keeps his cool, stops thinking he's a three-point shooter and is the center of attention. If Cousins averages 25 points and 12 rebounds and cuts down on his fouls the Kings might challenge for a playoff spot. Hey, stop laughing.
It's a pleasure listening to Walt Gray on his new morning show on The Eagle (96.9 FM). Gray, who started his 25-year stint at KCRA doing sports, is mixing news, classic rock, sports and chit-chat, working with longtime Eagle personality Kat Maudru. On Tuesday, for example, you could hear a great acoustic version of "White Wedding" by Billy Idol and an interview with The Bee's Matthew Barrows about Monday's 49ers game. The show, 5:30 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, is a refreshing addition to morning radio in Sacramento.
What to watch
NFL, Kansas City at San Diego, 5:20 p.m., NFL: Will this be another dog Thursday night game?
Who should win the N.L. Manager of the Year award?
Vote above or leave your comments in the comment field; or, go to www.sacbee.com/sports
How many games will the Kings win?
Fewer than 20: 12%
41 or more: 14%
Total votes: 226
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