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Twitter Users Try To Trick Hunter Pence Into Thinking He Was Traded

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Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Hunter Pence #8 after Blanco scored on an RBI single from Marco Scutaro #19 (not pictured) against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth inning at AT&T Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Hunter Pence #8 after Blanco scored on an RBI single from Marco Scutaro #19 (not pictured) against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth inning at AT&T Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — Hunter Pence quickly became a fan favorite in Philadelphia because of his hard play, general quirkiness, and most famously his slogan, “Let’s go eat!” which became jargon for Philadelphians.

Twitter user @FanSince09, who perfectly mocks the attitude of a Phillies fan jumping on the team’s bandwagon following its 2008 World Series victory, organized a Twitter prank on Pence.

A year ago, Pence became an instrumental deadline-day acquisition for the San Francisco Giants, helping them to a second World Series title in three years, thanks to his “triple-double” hit, inspiring speeches and more. He could become a key pickup again.

Several other Twitter users piled on the prank, but Pence wasn’t buying this year’s trade.

With Pence a free agent after the season, it’s logical for him to go. “He’s available,” one rival GM said. “But they’re not going to give him away.”

READ MORE on this Twitter prank from CBS Sports, and track the latest (real) trade news.

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