As if Giants fans needed another reason to be upset at Brian Wilson. The bearded reliever, who signed with the Dodgers earlier this season, angrily confronted Giants president Larry Baer following the Giants-Dodgers game on Thursday night at AT&T Park.
Wilson was seen leaning over the railing and speaking to Baer, who was standing in the front row of seats near the Giants’ dugout. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, Wilson was upset that he still hasn’t received his 2012 World Series championship ring, and let Baer know about it.
“Just a conversation between me and him,” Wilson told Baggarly.
This is ironic because the Giants have given Wilson every opportunity to receive his ring. They invited Wilson to the ring ceremony in April, but he was a no-show. Since then, several Giants’ executives along with manager Bruce Bochy have made repeated efforts to contact Wilson, but he still didn’t respond. And even as soon as this week, the Giants wanted to hold a private ceremony for Wilson while he was in town with the Dodgers, but Wilson blew them off again.
So in a bizarre situation, Wilson walked up to Baer after the game while the Giants were in their handshake line, and started yelling at him, making hand gestures as well.
It’s certainly been strange for Giants fans to see Wilson wearing Dodger blue, and they responded by booing him during his pitching appearance against them this week. This incident, however, may bring about even more hate towards the Giants’ once-beloved closer.