This is huge! Breaking news for sure, and it follows the day his teammates voted him winner of this year’s Willie Mac Award.
Hunter Pence and the San Francisco Giants: Five Year, $90 Million Extension on his Contract, that’s what they’re saying.
I remember vividly last year when Hunter Pence signed with the Giants and flew into SFO to play in that night’s game. However, the flight was delayed and Pence arrived about 30 minutes after the game ended. But thanks to our loyal Comcast the cameras were on him as he arrived through the gate enroute to the clubhouse, duffel bag thrown over his shoulders, with our loyal “gonna be” fans waving and asking for autographs.
They obviously knew more about Hunter than I did. I mean, who was this guy? I liked his persona immediately as he dropped everything to sign autographs, shake hands, and basically just endear himself to the fans. And this was late, like 11:30 PM, most of the park lights had been shut down, and you know he must have been tired. I mean it was 2:30 AM Philly time.
So that’s my first exposure to Hunter Pence and it’s been all uphill since as we remember his rousing speech to the troops to keep going last year. This was the speech that got them to and through the playoffs for a chance to win the World Series, and win the World Series they did.
And 2013 has been another great year. Well, not such a great year according to the standings, but who cares about that? Our team has character, charisma, compatability, and the loyalty of 41,000 fans on any given day.
So welcome to five more years in San Francisco Hunter Pence! We, the best fans in Major League Baseball “softly” love you (sorry Buster) and open our hearts to you as you’ve opened yours to us.
- San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence wins ‘Willie Mac’ Award (mercurynews.com)
- Hunter Pence, San Francisco Giants agree to five-year deal (mercurynews.com)