Pablo Sandoval has joined a very exclusive list. With his third home run in Game 1 of the World Series, the Giants' third baseman matched Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only men to hit three home runs in a single Series game. The player known as "Kung Fu Panda" hit homers in the first, third and fifth innings -- and the reaction came pouring in on Twitter from fellow baseball players who didn't make it to the Fall Classic.
Wow! The Panda ain't playing around!— Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) October 25, 2012
Guess game 1 is "Panda Time" WOW #WorldSeries— Joba Chamberlain (@Joba_62) October 25, 2012
I'm thinkin those are the last pitches panda sees to hit for the rest of the series. #panda— Clayton Kershaw (@ClaytonKersh22) October 25, 2012
Kung-Fu Panda de 4-4, 3 anotadas y 4 impulsadas. Nosotros decimos que esas lineas son para tender ropa hermano.— Bobby Abreu (@BobKellyAbreu) October 25, 2012
Aaaaand Panda-monium now taking over for Linsanity as the new catch phrase.#bamboo— Brendan Harris (@BrendanHarris23) October 25, 2012