Hunter Pence Earns Nickname ‘The Reverend’ For Passionate Pregame Speeches


Hunter Pence Earns Nickname 'The Reverend' For Passionate Pregame SpeechesHunter Pence
could have a future as a pastor.

Since Game 3 of the National League Division Series, the
Giants' outfielder has delivered inspirational pregame messages to teammates in
a group huddle. The team credits Pence's sermons to rallying back from a 0-2
hole against the Reds.

Giants third-base coach Tim Flannery lauded
Pence's speeches and documented some of the emotional messages.

Before Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals, FOX cameras
caught Pence firing up the Giants with an angry speech.

So much so, the team has nicknamed the outfielder –– who
came in via trade by the Phillies midway through the season –– "The
Reverend" for his sermons. In Game 1, however, the Giants lost to
Cardinals, 6-4.

Sounds like Pence –– who went 1-for-4 in the opener ––
could be primed to deliver his most passionate message yet.

But you can't blame his hunger to succeed. Before the
2011 season, the 29-year-old had never played in a single postseason game, considering the Astros' lackluster performances during his tenure with Houston.

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