SAN FRANCISCO — 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.
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, saying, "This is in honor of Alex."
While Bochy wears a large hat size — 8 1/8 — equipment manager Mike Murphy put the 7 ¾ Niners cap in the stretcher so it would fit.