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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

“Hunter Pence Signs’ follow Hunter Pence from New York to Milwaukee

Over the weekend, Mets fans started a movement. That movement: to write weird Hunter Pence anti-jokes that confuse announcers on signs. It was a nice break from the usual signage, which is centered around “loving” one player or “hating” another. These seem to be somewhere in the middle.

Well, like most things, this gem started in New York and has moved west. The Giants took on the Brewers in Milwaukee last night, and Wisconsinites showed that they, too, have odd things to say about Pence (via the Brewers’ Facebook page).

Hunter Pence, unlike Milhouse, is a meme.

Brian White Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:55 PM | 50 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: full house reruns, guys who still have blockbuster cards, hunter pence, mockery

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   1. PreservedFish Posted: August 07, 2014 at 12:09 AM (#4766078)
I like this.
   2. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 07, 2014 at 12:14 AM (#4766081)
Has Pence commented on it?
   3. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 07, 2014 at 12:20 AM (#4766088)
At their best they're actually funny and probably rankle more than your general jeer or boo. I would love to know Pence's reaction.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 07, 2014 at 12:33 AM (#4766092)
Hunter Pence puts ketchup on his bratwurst.
   5. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: August 07, 2014 at 12:43 AM (#4766094)
Hunter Pence drives solo in the car pool lane.
   6. Al Kaline Trio Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:01 AM (#4766099)
Well, like most things, this gem started in New York and has moved west.


Not really but OK

   7. boteman Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:03 AM (#4766100)
Feh! There was a bunch on Twitter doing something of this nature during the heyday of superstar Pete F. Kozma. You can look it up.
   8. greenback calls it soccer Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:17 AM (#4766104)
#### Pete Kozma.

But the high point of #thingspetekozmadoes was Matt Carpenter tweeting "Doubles up with me when there is 2 open seats on the bus #ThingsPeteKozmaDoes".
   9. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:37 AM (#4766113)
Hunter Pence wears socks with sandals.
   10. Textbook Editor Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:44 AM (#4766114)
Hunter Pence sunburns easily.
   11. It's a shame about Athletic Supporter Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:51 AM (#4766116)
Awesome.
   12. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:55 AM (#4766117)
Hunter Pence uses left handed scissors
   13. DFA Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:57 AM (#4766118)
I heard Hunter Pence doesn't compost.
   14. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 07, 2014 at 02:06 AM (#4766119)
Hunter Pence started to compost but then forgot about it and stinks up the apartment he shares with roommates.
   15. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 07, 2014 at 02:15 AM (#4766120)
Hunter Pence is legal tender only up to the sum of 20p.
   16. PreservedFish Posted: August 07, 2014 at 02:23 AM (#4766121)
Hunter Pence enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love.
   17. Zach Posted: August 07, 2014 at 03:01 AM (#4766123)
Hunter Pence owns three copies of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. One of them is a loaner.
   18. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2014 at 04:38 AM (#4766126)
Hunter Pence owns an AMC Pacer.
   19. Yellow Tango Posted: August 07, 2014 at 05:30 AM (#4766128)
Hunter Pence's favorite Star Wars movie is The Phantom Menace.
   20. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: August 07, 2014 at 07:48 AM (#4766131)
Hunter Pence doesn't clean the sink after he shaves in the morning.
   21. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: August 07, 2014 at 08:02 AM (#4766133)
Hunter Pence borrow soap, no bring back.
   22. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 07, 2014 at 08:12 AM (#4766135)
Hunter Pence won't eat the crust on his sandwiches.
   23. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 07, 2014 at 08:24 AM (#4766140)
Apologies to all, but like the Grateful Dead, hockey and sex, this phenomenon is far more fulfilling when experienced live.

   24. Gazizza, my Dilznoofuses! Posted: August 07, 2014 at 08:25 AM (#4766142)
Pence has been posting some of his own on his Twitter account.

Originally tweeted by his girlfriend: "Hunter Pence makes his girlfriend watch the Weather Channel for fun."

"Hunter Pence Returns Library Books before they're due so others can enjoy them as well."

There are others as well.
   25. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 07, 2014 at 08:56 AM (#4766151)
Pence has been posting some of his own on his Twitter account.


This makes it even better.
   26. pikepredator Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:06 AM (#4766155)
I like to think this is how I'd behave if I were a famous person.
   27. Traderdave Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:17 AM (#4766158)
Hunter Pence posts obsessively on OTP threads.
   28. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:17 AM (#4766161)
Hunter Pence asks you to follow him on Twitter, but doesn't follow you back.
   29. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:51 AM (#4766171)
Hunter Pence drives with his turn signal on.
   30. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:12 AM (#4766180)
I would love to know Pence's reaction.


My first guess was "shot laser beams out of his crazy eyes, incinerated signs." But apparently not.
   31. TerpNats Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:13 AM (#4766181)
Nats fans tried something similar with David Wright on Tuesday; not sure if it continued last night. But Pence and the Giants come to Nationals Park later this month.

Oh, BTW: Hunter Pence's favorite sitcom is "2 Broke Girls."
   32. Enrico Pallazzo Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:18 AM (#4766185)
Hunter Pence hates grilled cheese.
   33. billyshears Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:20 AM (#4766187)
This is a genuinely creative and funny meme. I'm sure it will be run into the ground in about four seconds.
   34. Gamingboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:36 AM (#4766202)

Nats fans tried something similar with David Wright on Tuesday; not sure if it continued last night


Doesn't have the same effect.
   35. dave h Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:57 AM (#4766230)
His response to the parallel parking sign is pretty much perfect. The world is richer from this interaction.
   36. Batman Posted: August 07, 2014 at 11:19 AM (#4766245)
Hunter Pence asks for Coke, but Pepsi is OK.
   37. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 07, 2014 at 11:21 AM (#4766248)
Hunter Pence owns a Jets Tebow jersey.
   38. tshipman Posted: August 07, 2014 at 11:21 AM (#4766249)
You know, I sort of thought Pence was a good ole' boy when the Giants signed him. I spent the first half season and postseason he was with the Giants swearing every time he came to the plate.

I had no idea that I would end up thinking he was pretty cool.

Hunter Pence asks for Coke, but Pepsi is OK.


This one might be my favorite.
   39. Batman Posted: August 07, 2014 at 11:28 AM (#4766256)
Hunter Pence plays baseball for cab fare and then walks home.
   40. BochysFingers Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:06 PM (#4766360)
Hunter Pence refuses to eat Catfish.
   41. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:48 PM (#4766412)
Hunter Pence thinks Bud Selig has done a heck of a job.
   42. eddieot Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:52 PM (#4766421)
Pence's "Great game, let's go eat!" meme was embraced by Philly fans and started showing up on t-shirts in 2011. He's as likeable a player as there is, partly, I think, because he is so goofy looking and awkward. The fact that he is embracing this is awesome and I hope it continues.

I'm a Phils fan but two of my favorite players are Pence and Lincecum. You Giants fans are spoiled.
   43. Guapo Posted: August 07, 2014 at 02:46 PM (#4766473)
Hunter Pence bogarts Lincecum's joints.
   44. Ziggy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 03:24 PM (#4766531)
Ichiro could have humorous signs made about him if he wanted to.
   45. Toby Posted: August 07, 2014 at 04:26 PM (#4766602)
Hunter Pence of one, ten dime of other.
   46. It's a shame about Athletic Supporter Posted: August 07, 2014 at 05:19 PM (#4766632)
Hunter Pence reclines his seat.
   47. CraigK Posted: August 07, 2014 at 05:28 PM (#4766638)
Hunter Pence has a Twitch account he streams Hearthstone games on.

No, really.
   48. Rough Carrigan Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:27 PM (#4766768)
Hunter Pence uses this weird trick to save money on his car insurance
   49. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:26 PM (#4766801)
Hunter Pence is, in fact, wrong for thinking out the box from where he stay.
   50. Jay Z Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:30 PM (#4766802)
Hunter Pence is PEOPLE!!!

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