SAN FRANCISCO — The tip jar fashioned from a cooler makes this ensemble sing. A person outside of AT&T Park — wearing a panda suit, Giants jersey and batting helmet — greeted fans on their way to Game 6 of the NLCS on Sunday. It's likely not the first time. (S)he waved, posed with fans for photos and passively asked for money via a tip jar. Creepy. Funny. Sweaty. Genius.
Thanks to the "Pandahandler," it's possible the entire Pablo "Kung Fu Panda" Sandoval meme has jumped the shark. Or is it the crouching tiger? Whatever, Giants fans refuse to tire of the Panda look, the Panda products, the Panda silliness. The only question: How much of a cut should Barry Zito get for all of this for coining the nickname? ... Oh, yeah, the $126 million.