Mike Yastrzemski and Mauricio Dubon spent a lot of time sharing an outfield last year, and will probably spend even more time there in 2021, with both entering the season as the team’s starting right and center fielders, respectively.
The teammates joined Mark Willard on Tuesday night for a wide ranging interview to kickoff Giants FanFest week, and Yaz recounted a funny story about the first time Dubon experienced getting yelled at by an opponent’s bullpen.
“Dubie got yelled at by the bullpen for the first time and he was like ‘Dude, I don’t know what to do. Am I supposed to say something back or do I just ignore them?'” Yaz recounted on KNBR. “‘Can I say something, should I not say something?'”
Dubon remembered the incident vividly.
“It was Seattle,” Dubon said. “I had no idea ’cause I had no experience for something like that. Those guys were chirping at me. I was like ‘Yaz, Yaz, what should I do, those guys keep chirping at me. Am I dropping the gloves right here, are we fighting? What should I do? It’s crazy how the whole thing went down.”
It’s probably a good idea Dubon didn’t take Yaz’s advice.
“It’s hockey season,” Yaz said he jokingly told Dubon, implying he should throw hands. Since Dubon wisely decided to ignore that, Yaz gave him an alternate piece of advice on how to get back at Seattle when the Giants play them on Opening Day.
“Just hit three homers in the first week.”