When I was assigned to interview noted hitter Hunter Pence, in person for an entire day, I was thrown off guard. First, I like the guy. A lot. And second, unlike so many a glorified chef or socialite, he's an actual celebrity in San Francisco—not only famous, he's a hero. I had my fears.
This spring, we spent a full day in San Francisco with Giants World Series champion Hunter Pence for this story, "He Might Be Giant: A Day in the Life of Hunter Pence." Turns out the man is as photogenic as he is talented at baseball and gaming, and we have a slew of fantastic photos, shot by Matt Edge, of the rightfielder to share with you.
For those of you who live by AT&T Park, like me, you'll be pleased or terrified to learn that the home of your San Francisco Giants is the second most expensive ballpark to reside by, coming right behind Boston's Fenway Park. It's surprising news, as the Mission Bay/South Beah/SoMa neighborhood turns into a drunken, bro-tastic mess after night games.
MadBum, the nickname given to MVP and local hero Madison Bumgarner, who, in part, helped the San Francisco Giants clinch their third World Series in just five years, appeared on The Tonight Show last night. Also making an appearance? His underwear on Jimmy Fallon's derrière.
For the third time in five years, your San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Tonight's 3-2 win against the Kansas City Royals cemented the team's status as a sports dynasty. All hail the Giants.
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The world of Bay Area sports can be a whirlwind–unless you have someone to take you by the hand and show the way. That's where Sean Swaby comes in–every week, he'll highlight all the most important things going down on the local sports scene.
Everyone either skipped work or school to be there, and there must have been thousands, if not hundreds of thousands at the Giants' Victory Parade down Market Street today.