Ex-Giants outfielder Hunter Pence back in Bay Area with new swing, same joy

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Ex-Giants outfielder Hunter Pence back in Bay Area with new swing, same joy
Ex-Giants outfielder Hunter Pence back in Bay Area with new swing, same joy

There isn't much that possesses the power to unite the fans of the Giants and A's. Hunter Pence is one of those rare unifying souls. A's fans, and some dressed in orange-and-black No. 8 jerseys, flocked to the Coliseum early Monday night to watch Pence take batting practice in his first trip back to the Bay Area since playing an inspirational role with the Giants the past seven years. Pence's swing is a far cry from the choked-up, gyrating approach that made him so easily identifiable during the Giants' World Series runs in 2012 and 2014, but even in a Texas Rangers uniform, his passion for the game and life obviously remains. “I feel somewhat like a rookie every day, because with a complete

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