Yes, Joe Sheehan jumped on him with both feet, as he is want to do. That doesn't make Bochy's move any less stupid.
It's a story, I assume, because a major league manager rarely makes a move this bad. Or, could it possibly be a story because Joe Sheehan can make someone look bad? Yeah, what is completely typical is that the author decided to devote his column to trashing a major league manager who has been generally successful in his profession. He might as well be writing gossip columns. At the very least, I hope Sheehan wears one of those powdered judge's wigs when he's hacking away on the keyboard.