Pence 'victim' of Twitter trade prank
At last season's trade deadline, Hunter Pence was traded from Philadelphia to San Francisco, and promptly helped the Giants win the World Series. But this season, the Giants stink. So was another trade in the works?
Officially, no. Pence stayed put in San Francisco. But that didn't stop pranksters from tweeting out he was headed to Boston. And their efforts were rewarded, as Pence eventually responded.
Here is how it started.
Ok, 1130pm we all start tweeting Hunter Pence to congratulate him on the trade to Boston.— FanSince09 (@FanSince09) July 31, 2013
Many were game.
Lol do it. RT @FanSince09: Ok, 1130pm we all start tweeting Hunter Pence to congratulate him on the trade to Boston.— Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) July 31, 2013
And soon it was game on.
Congrats on the trade to Boston, Hunter Pence!— Leo Figueras (@FigNasty2point0) July 31, 2013
@hunterpence congrats on the trade to Boston! you'll be great pulling those HRs over the green monster!!— Kevin Shockey (@KevinShockey) July 31, 2013
At least he was a good sport about it.
Pretty good try everyone...kinda cruel, but well played.— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) July 31, 2013