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You are getting verrry sleepy ...

After using dip regularly for 38 years, Giants manager Bruce Bochy kicked the nasty habit earlier this season -- with some help from a hypnotist.

The skipper used to rely on a steady routine of smokeless tobacco for stress relief, but dropped the tin in April after a three-and-a-half-hour session spent in a "near-sleep state."

Bill Hayes, San Francisco's bullpen catcher, did the same and called the therapy "the best $300 I ever spent."