HOUSTON -- If there is somewhere in this country where Hunter Pence can blend in with the crowd, largely unnoticed, it's probably the place that he still considers home base, even as numerous professional and personal obligations pull him in a dozen different directions.
But let's not kid ourselves. Even in Houston, where it all began, Pence can only blend in so much. He stands out, no matter where he is, for a couple of reasons. One, obviously, he's a Major League star who has won two World Series titles in the past three years with the San Francisco Giants.