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That’s just Hunter being Hunter

Apr 1, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

For those of us who miss Manny Ramirez‘s antics on the field, we do have an awkward sort of replacement in Hunter Pence patrolling right field for the Giants.

Here’s Pence today giving the Dodgers’ Mark Ellis a double when he lost a flyball on the sun.

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And here is Pence with Matt Kemp up a minute later. Spot the difference?

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Fortunately, Matt Cain was able to pitch around the non-error. He and Clayton Kershaw are locked in a scoreless duel in the seventh.

  1. oasiserfede - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Why? Just………WHY?!?

  2. DJ MC - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    I guess he realized that, even if some think that sunglasses on the brim looks cool, there’s no way that losing a fly in the sun while your sunglasses are on your brim looks cool.

  3. pkswally024 - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Everyone should know to use the glove to block the sun.

    • davidpom50 - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

      Or the sunglasses. They help too.

  4. bleedgreen - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    This is Hunter Pence. This happened to him a few times in Philly. It wasn’t this bad but he’d badly misjudge balls like this ALL THE TIME. The would sometimes then have to make a diving/sliding catch and people would think it was a good play. Nope, he plain old misread it and had to be super man to make up for it.

    Hunter Pence is not that good at baseball. His swing is awkward and yeah, he’ll hit some moonshots here and there, but most of his hits are just choppers that happen to find a hole.

    • bigdicktater - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:12 PM

      How many WS rings do you have?

      • hcf95688 - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:21 PM

        He probably has the same as you, bigdicktaster.

      • daveitsgood - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:39 PM

        Probably less than Luis Sojo. Why do you ask?

      • scoocha - Apr 2, 2013 at 10:28 AM

        Relax, it’s obviously he’s saying not good relative to other major leaguers.

        I don’t know why you are trying to defend Pence, he’s an average player at best that makes tons of awkward moments in the field. This is just another case of a guy who played for a small market team (in terms of $$$ not size) and excelled but once he went to a real team and had real pressure, his numbers dropped significantly. Another example would be Carl Crawford. In TB, they’re just happy he showed up everyday.

  5. losanginsight - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    thanks dork

  6. stex52 - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    I like Hunter. He really cares and tries hard. But he has regressed. When he was young and kind of goofy, those mistakes were funny. Shouldn’t be doing that sort of thing now. And he used to be an average fielder. I hear he’s a real terror to the home team now.

  7. ch0psuey - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Hey cmon now, he still has 161 games to make up for it with dazzling motivational speaches.

    • ch0psuey - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM

      Speeches too

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