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Hunter Pence has possibly the best nickname of Players Weekend

OAKLAND — Hunter Pence once again gave fans a reason to love him, sporting arguably the best nickname in baseball on Players Weekend.

Featuring a “¯\_(ツ)_/¯” on his back, Pence’s meme-themed jersey is everything Players Weekend should be about — highlighting the players’ personalities.

Pence, known for riding scooters, his crazy hair, playing video games and drinking coffee, is probably best regarded for his infectious enthusiasm. It should come as no surprise to those familiar with him that he would find a way to game the nickname system.

However, not all is well with Players Weekend as Alex Dickerson was denied his nickname, and many across the league have heavily critiqued this year’s all black and white color scheme.

Pence, the former Giants outfield cornerstone, has had himself a breakout year since returning to his home state of Texas.

In his final year with the Giants, Pence had a slash line of .226/.258/.332. In his inaugural year as a Ranger, he has posted a .297/.358/.552 slash line.


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