Pence hits celeb softball HR, trolls Dodger Stadium with SF shirt Originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayria
The Giants’ rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers runs deep for Hunter Pence, even during MLB’s Celebrity All-Star softball game.
During Saturday’s just-for-fun contest, the former San Francisco outfielder stepped into the batter’s box at Dodger Stadium and was immediately showered with booze from the LA crowd.
If Dodger sympathizers needed any reminder of Pence’s loyalty, his knee-high orange socks just did the trick — and were a sign of what was to come.
The crowd’s enthusiasm quickly turned to cheers as Pence drove the second pitch of his at-bat against former Dodger Andre Ethier for a home run over the ground’s temporary softball fence, nearly clearing the stadium wall in left-central field. was doing.
Pence’s bat swing gave Team Brooklyn an early 1-0 lead, but the two-time World Series champion could not be seen putting on a Dodgers jersey, even if it was for a special occasion. .
As he scored third base, Pence unbuttoned his jersey and showed a T-shirt with the Giants logo on the bottom and was greeted by his enthusiastic teammates at home plate.
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Pence, a four-time All-Star, spent more than half of his 14-year career with the Giants, so it’s no surprise that he took the opportunity to flex from time to time at Dodger Stadium. And in the end, Team Brooklyn went on with a 15-13 win over Team Los Angeles.
They say rivalry never dies, and Pence’s Giants performance on Saturday showed why San Francisco’s feud with the Dodgers is one of the best games ever.
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