“If you’re going to San Francisco,” the old hippy song by Scott McKenzie goes, “make sure to wear some flowers in your hair.” But if you’re going to a San Francisco Giants game, don’t rush on field to give your favorite player a nice flower. You’ll most likely get body-slammed.
Last night, some genius interloper thought it would be great to give the Giants’ Angel Pagan a flower, rushing on field in the middle of a game against the Dodgers, except the outfielder was having none of it. Pagan slammed the poor fan-boy onto the grass, much to the massive stadium’s delight:
Pagan even baits the poor dude with an extended hand, as if to say “yes, young man, I’d love a nice flower.” But nope, he really didn’t want a flower. One gets the feeling Pagan might actually hate flowers:
Dodgers commentator Vin Scully gave a pretty great play-by-play of the whole thing, using his 60-plus years of experience to call the event for what it was: a crowd-pleasing WWE wrestling slam.
In addition to winning the game 9-2, the Giants on Friday night also won the internet -- which loved Pagan’s slam very much.