SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When Travis Ishikawa was informed he would be the Giants' starting left fielder at the beginning of the 2014 postseason, the 31-year-old journeyman first baseman was excited, anxious and worried about the mental health of his manager Bruce Bochy.
"I thought [Bochy] had gotten hit on the head and he didn't know quite what he was thinking," Ishikawa said with a smile.
Ari Kaye is a graduate student in the journalism masters program at Arizona State University. This story is part of a Cactus League partnership between MLB.com and ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.