When the Phillies traded Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants last month, it seems like Ruben Amaro Jr. forgot to look at the stadium’s inventory list. On said list were 45,000 Hunter Pence bobbleheads, scheduled to be given out tonight since before the season began, and with Pence way out in San Francisco, what could be done? Well, the Phillies were all like, “Ugh, the way this season is going at least it’ll be a cool little story. Fuck it, we’ll give ‘em out.” So if you are one of the (likely less than) 45,000 people headed to the stadium tonight, you’ll see Nate Schierholtz or John Mayberry or Dom Brown in right field, but Henter Pence in your lap.
We really hardly knew ye Hunter, but you were a doofus in the best way. Here are the things we miss: Those high socks, that doofus smile, those radio ads of you doing a Philly accent, and that swing that we’re still convinced is going to blow your shoulder out one of these days (We will not miss you playing Right Field or you swinging at every fastball above the letters that came your way). You deserved better than us this year, just as you deserved better than the Astros last year. It was fun while it lasted, and this bobblehead will be a nice reminder of your time here. That is, unless some SF Giants superfan wants to pay a lot for it on eBay.
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