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Bochy hypes crowd, opens Sharks locker room before Game 2

Three-time World Series champ the latest to do the honors at SAP Center

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Bruce Bochy lets the Sharks out

STL@SJS, Gm2: Bochy serves as celebrity door opener

WCF, Gm2: San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy pumps up the crowd while serving as the Sharks' celebrity door opener prior to Game 2

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For Game 2 of the Western Conference Final, the San Jose Sharks called on a hype man who knows a thing or two about beating teams from St. Louis.

Bruce Bochy, the three-time World Series champion manager of the San Francisco Giants, opened the locker room door for the Sharks before they took on the St. Louis Blues.

Bochy has defeated the St. Louis Cardinals twice en route to World Series championships and has a 3-0 playoff-series record against teams from Missouri.

Wielding a hockey stick and wearing a personalized No. 15 Sharks jersey, Bochy used his off day to fire up the crowd at SAP Center.

Tweet from @SFGiants: Go get ���em, @SanJoseSharks!#BayAreaUnite

Bochy became the second straight Bay Area baseball luminary to lead the Sharks on the ice, but he wasn't the only celeb in the house for Game 2.

Rapper and actor E40 also took a turn getting the fans going.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: .@E40 is in the building and has a message for #SharksTerritory!

The Vallejo, California native rocked an alternate logo Sharks hat and home jersey.

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