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Brian Wilson bought two pairs of “Back to the Future” shoes

Sep 17, 2011, 3:05 PM EDT

Nike Back to the future

And now for the least surprising story of the day.

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Brian Wilson bought two pairs of the recently released Nike MAG shoes, as worn by Michael J. Fox in “Back the Future II.” Of course he did. In fact, Wilson was seen wearing a pair in the dugout last night.

While this is consistent with Wilson’s quirky persona, it was for a good cause. The shoes are being auctioned off to benefit research to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Wilson dropped between $5,000-$10,000 for each pair.

As for the baseball side of things, Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti said yesterday that Wilson will likely need one more throwing session off a mound before being activated from the disabled list. The Giants’ closer hasn’t pitched since August 15 due to right elbow inflammation.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Sep 17, 2011 at 3:58 PM

  2. gogigantos - Sep 17, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    wouldn’t wear them myself, but, did see them in the theater that many year ago,,,
    The Beach Boy is not allowed to take them off until the boys lose, or he pitches himself,

  3. jetersusedjersey - Sep 17, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Anyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyything for attention! But at least this goes to a worthy cause!

  4. micker716 - Sep 17, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    Brian Wilson? That is so 2010.

  5. deathmonkey41 - Sep 17, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Slow news day?

    • D.J. Short - Sep 18, 2011 at 9:47 PM

      In a word, yes. :-)

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