The Giants had a productive day on social media yesterday. In addition to the painful and never-ending Face of MLB Twitter hashtag game (in which America's own Buster Posey is a finalist), some of these stark visuals hit the "Twittersphere" for our enjoyment... and horror?
1. Hunter Pence's Curled Bun
If u see me pwr walking in Scottsdale its for #FitbitForAHA step challenge.You ready @FlashGJr?http://t.co/xT1TLd7JDB pic.twitter.com/1Uo9P736i3— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) February 23, 2015
Theory: Hunter Pence is trying to grow out his hair to be the length of Thor's. Hunter Pence is trying to become Thor. This makes more sense than the Fitbit challenge, I feel.
2. Larry Bares All
"Every day, the fight is to be entrepreneurial and put tennis shoes on the elephant." #sfgiants' Larry Baer. http://t.co/jj5Ia56aLl via @WSJ— Michael Totty (@mdtotty) February 23, 2015
Larry has got the look of someone who's been very successful at businessing. And there is very little actual baseball discussion in that article -- simply a lot of the way the Giants do business. Towards the end, Larry compares the Giants to Disney, which really helps to contextualize the fervent desire to market Panda hats (RIP) and Posey Koozies (those should be a thing).
3. Brian Sabean with the Don Draper Pose
#SFGiants spring training Day 6: Sabean on budget, catchers, Belt http://t.co/AxGXbOWCWE (@AlexPavlovic) #GiantsTalk pic.twitter.com/5tzrnz47V3— Comcast SportsNet (@CSNAuthentic) February 24, 2015
Look at this cool guy. This cool cat. Brian Sabean is just chillin', watching his $170 million dollar roster of mostly familiar faces, basking in three championships in five years and, of course, the Arizona sun (probably without any sunscreen, either).
Contained within Andrew Baggarly's piece from the same interview is this real gem:
Finally, Sabean was as entertained as the rest of us when Norichika Aoki challenged Madison Bumgarner to a wrestling match: "I’m waiting for him to body slam Aoki. I think he was practicing by throwing around cement bags."
This caused me to imagine what Madison Bumgarner would look like body slamming Aoki.
As you can see, Madison Bumgarner is really going to hurt Aoki and Nori Aoki, to his credit, is giving this entire thing a thumbs down. He's certainly not happy about getting body slammed into the ground. Nor should he be.
4. Madison Bumgarner Steers Into His Public Persona
I believe Bumgarner just wrapped up the 2015 Sportsman of the Year award, too. pic.twitter.com/8AN6deu6Xi— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) February 23, 2015
Rumor has it Bumgarner and the cow haaaated each other.