KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With his mop of curly hair, pants hiked up above his knees and energetic style of play, Hunter Pence is a fan favorite not just in San Francisco but across the country. Fans in out-of-town cities began bringing clever Hunter Pence signs to the ballpark and posting tweets under the #HunterPenceSigns hashtag.
But during Monday's World Series media session, Pence also showed that he's an aspiring poet and philosopher. Check out some of his words of wisdom:
Each player's family
who have invested so much time
it's a tremendous accomplishment
and something the whole organization is a part of
so that's where it's way bigger than any one individual.
It's really big but at the same time
it can be really small
because I'm sure a lot of people
in other parts of the world
that have no idea what's going on.
So don't make it any bigger or lesser than it is.
It just is.
I'm very grateful that I get to do something that I love.
When you really, truly love something
and you remember how much you love it
because sometimes distractions can make it seem harder
and make it tougher on you
but when you back right down to the core of playing the game
that it is a game
I think acting off the emotion of love makes you better at what you do.
Take it all in moment by moment.
Yeah, it's easy to love the game
when you get to this stage
but when you're going through the losses
and going through the tough months
when there's so much doubt
to me, I take on that challenge
like how can you see victory
even when others see nothing.
Because it's funny.
I learn different things
about different cities
because a lot of them are unique to their city.
I remember one in particular here:
"Hunter Pence thinks he's in Kansas."
I was like, "We're not?"
Being called a dynasty is kind of a perspective thing.
It's an opinion.
It can never really be true.
What can be true is this team could win it this year.
We made it this far, so just focus hard on that.
I don't think we're playing now for an opinion on dynasties.
We're playing now for the guys and the work
and everything that's put into this year
that's completely unique and separate from years past.