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Giants outfielder spawns a social happening: #HunterPenceSigns

Royals fans displayed their signs about Giants right fielder Hunter Pence Aug. 9 when San Francisco played a series at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals fans displayed their signs about Giants right fielder Hunter Pence Aug. 9 when San Francisco played a series at Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City Star

It began innocently enough, with a tweet sent in early August from a non-descript coffee shop in New York City.

Little did Hunter Pence know that this tweet, a line from the TV comedy “Seinfeld” — “These pretzels are making me thirsty!” — would spawn a social-media happening.

Since that fateful day in the Big Apple, every out-of-town series the Giants have played (not to mention most of them at home, too) has featured a sprinkling of creative signs in the stands: #HunterPenceSigns.

The 32-year-old Giants outfielder has played along, even posting a few of his own on his Twitter account, @hunterpence.

This week, we asked you to send us your favorite signs. Here’s a sampling of how you replied.


Hunter Pence thinks Wendy’s has good BBQ

@getLP


Hunter Pence prefers vegetarian BBQ.

‏@tinmman


Hunter Pence thinks BBQ is too messy

@JCJsportsjunkie


Hunter Pence would rather play in Omaha than San Francisco.

‏@Bill_I_AM_KCMO


Hunter Pence likes Hunter Pence Signs.

‏@DaveThatPirate


Hunter Pence is a kansas fan

@Gregory_Dailey


Hunter Pence has a tattoo of JarJar Binks.

‏@crimsonblue


Hunter Pence plays with My Little Ponies

@B_Fischer4


Hunter Pence keeps his light off on Halloween

@MattGrither


Hunter Pence showers with a life jacket.

@WTalley


Hunter Pence takes his cat to the dog park.

@eddluft


Hunter Pence uses Bing

‏@Matt_Brill1


hunter pence has no idea where 12th street and vine is located....

@Royals_Navy


Hunter Pence likes the song “Never gonna give you up.”

@arkbites1


Hunter Pence can’t hit it out of the Little K.

@BillGroner1


Hunter Pence chews on his toenails

@BenHillmon


Hunter Pence thinks Orange is the New Black

‏@LinLinTayTay


Hunter Pence hates Big League Chew

‏@BrettAdkison


Hunter Pence reminds the teacher to collect homework

‏@rschloz


Hunter Pence loved Cop Rock. Both episodes.

‏@CharleyinKC


Hunter Pence thinks Lorde’s Royals is a gospel hymn

‏@meganKarmstrong


hunter pence still has a blockbuster card

@TStormLady


Hunter Pence bet that Gore couldn’t steal second

‏@RoyalsBlue_com


Hunter Pence thinks he’s in England

‏@rignell


Hunter Pence never buys Park Place.

‏@iancahill


Hunter Pence wishes he played for the Royals.

@noreen_shoop

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