Rumors and speculation are expected during the final days of the trade deadline. A collective effort to fool a player into thinking he was traded, however, is a bit more unconventional.
While names and teams were being thrown around late Tuesday night, one Phillies fan took it upon himself to start a movement convincing San Francisco Giants outfielder, Hunter Pence, that he was traded to the Red Sox.
The tweets gained enough traction to eventually force the former Phillies outfielder to address the completely false reports.
Check out the tweets below.
Ok, 1130pm we all start tweeting Hunter Pence to congratulate him on the trade to Boston.—
(@FanSince09) July 31, 2013
M̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶M̶e̶e̶c̶h̶ (@meechone) July 31, 2013
Jason Hellmann (@JasonHellmann) July 31, 2013
Pretty good try everyone...kinda cruel, but well played.—
Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) July 31, 2013
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@SFPoseyFan