“@CSNBaggs: Source: Brian Wilson confronts Giants CEO Larry Baer over 2012 World Series ring. Story: http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/source-brian-wilson-confronts-ceo-larry-baer-over-2012-world-series-ring
UPDATE, 10:55 p.m.: In one of the oddest scenes you’ll ever see after a game, former Giants closer Brian Wilson walked to the Giants’ side of the field after tonight’s 3-2 San Francisco victory, as Giants players were shaking hands on the field, to rail on team president Larry Baer for not getting his 2012 World Series ring.
Wilson’s actions stunned Baer and Giants officials, who said they tried repeatedly throughout the season to meet with a Giants official so the ring could be presented, and that he never responded, even when the Giants invited him to the ring ceremony during the first weekend of the home season.
“I don’t know why he decided to make a show of it and air his grievance tonight,” team spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said.
The Giants have tried to have a sort of mini-ceremony with former players when they get their rings, as they did in Toronto when manager Bruce Bochy gave Melky Cabrera his ring in a brief, private ceremony. That scene was repeated elsewhere.
But after tonight’s episode, Slaughter said, the Giants just sent the ring to the Dodgers clubhouse with instructions to deliver it to Wilson.
Wilson pitched in one game for the Giants last season, during which he re-tore his ulnar collateral ligament. He spent the year rehabbing from a second Tommy John surgery under the Giants’ auspices, all the way until August, when he signed his million-dollar contract with the Dodgers.Edited by JumpmanFromDaBay - 9/26/13 at 11:08pm