Every season, teams like to do something wacky for their final road trip of the year. This is usually when we see videos and pictures of rookie hazing, a practice that was banned after 2016. I honestly cannot remember what the Giants did last year, so it was not more creative than losing 98 games.
THIS year, however, they’ve really found a fun angle for the team-wide ritual: meme shirts!
Hunter Pence’s Instagram stories is a gold mine right now pic.twitter.com/dFstCtURJU— Carmen Kiew (@carmenkiew) September 17, 2018
You’ll need to click on this and all the other tweets to be able to see the full size of these pictures (most of these quad looks are mosaics that are expandable).
These are gold #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/Q8v6vc7msO— Snotgirl (@Fawn_Liebowitz) September 17, 2018
But it wasn’t just Hunter Pence who went crazy on The ‘Gram. Alen Hanson was disciplined enough to snap some images:
F IS FOR FIRE THAT BURNS DOWN THE WHOLE TOWN— sharon 3️⃣5️⃣ (@xSammySeventeen) September 17, 2018
U IS FOR URANIUM, BOMBS pic.twitter.com/AgQ8HtJ06C
I always knew Alen Hanson was a good guy. Thank you for providing me with this content pic.twitter.com/kMcDL2KnFk— Caelyn (@CaelynButler) September 17, 2018
And Gorkys Hernandez got in on the action, too:
Here's Alen Hanson, rocking it pic.twitter.com/HlSFrylhFd— Doug (@moonwalkmcfly) September 17, 2018
This is by no means a comprehensive look at the occasion, but also, here’s this:
GUYS I THINK I FOUND IT pic.twitter.com/2iKwfugQ18— sharon 3️⃣5️⃣ (@xSammySeventeen) September 17, 2018
Folks, I’m incredibly old, so I don’t have an Instagram account. If I did, I’d be able to view these Instagram stories of the moment. This means that if you want the pure, uncut stuff, log on to Instagram and follow along. Thank you very much to all the kindly Tweeters who posted these and made an old fart like me aware of what was going on over there on the ‘Gram.
UPDATE @ 8:05pm: Brandon Crawford has graciously posted a photo of the entire team dressed to the memes.
Road trip swag pic.twitter.com/9tbSoU2RW4— Brandon Crawford (@bcraw35) September 17, 2018
If the Giants are smart, they will make all of these available together as a bundle at the Dugout Store.