Brian Wilson, the man who is so beloved in San Francisco, has signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Understandably, the outrage from Giants fans on social media has been plentiful, with some calling him a traitor.
Wilson spoke publicly for the first time on Wednesday, as TMZ (of course) caught up with the bearded relief pitcher.
“This is (expletive) exciting,” he said about joining the Dodgers. “Red, white, Dodger blue, I guess. I’m excited. I like baseball, I need it. It’s been a 16-month grind back and I’m going to make a few minor league appearances and then we’ll see what happens from there.”
Wilson went on to say that the Giants never offered for him to return after he sat out most of the 2012 season with Tommy John surgery.
“I’ve got much love for San Francisco,” he said. “We had a good time. There’s nothing I can do. They don’t want me back so it’s all good.”
Wearing a tank top with an American flag, Wilson strolled down the streets of LA and offered his thoughts on the Giants-Dodgers rivalry.
“I don’t worry about rivalry, bro,” said Wilson.” I just play baseball. If there’s 30 teams out there and 29 teams don’t want me, what am I going to do, say I’m not going to play baseball? No.”