Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/23/12
It’s like you dated this hot girlfriend for a little short of a year, not enough to call a year, and she marries an NHL hockey player. That’s what it is like to follow the 2012 season for Hunter Pence. My love for the Phillies and the Ohio Valley at large, caused me to go to Pittsburgh on April 5 to see the Phillies open the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates. I hoped that day would be the start of big things for my team. Nope. Only one player on the Phillies that day is going to the 2012 World Series. Hunter Pence. That crappy beard, those dangling arms and legs, the no-hit, cheerleader of the Giants? Well, he is hitting a buck 94 in the postseason, but blew open the deciding seventh game against the Cardinals on Monday night. With the bases loaded and the Giants holding a 3-0, large, but not insurmountable lead, Pence struck the first pitch he saw from Cardinals pitcher Kyle Loshe. What happened? Only the baseball Gods know for sure. The ball hit Pence’s bat, broke it, and in...
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