Giants poke fun at Huff's diving catch

Giants poke fun at Huff's diving catch

LOS ANGELES -- The Giants wouldn't let Aubrey Huff easily forget his hustling but mildly awkward catch in Saturday's game.

Huff dove headlong to snare Tony Gwynn's shallow fly with two outs and two on in the seventh inning, preserving the Giants' shutout. Some of his teammates found his face-planting defensive style somewhat amusing.

So on Sunday, Pat Burrell, Huff's buddy, used white athletic tape to simulate a chalk outline of his friend's sprawled form on the outfield grass, as if he had been a crime victim. Dan Runzler served as Huff's body double.

Manager Bruce Bochy had referred to Huff as "Nanu," after a Jan-Michael Vincent character from a 1973 film, "The World's Greatest Athlete." Huff delights in jokingly calling himself the team's best athlete, particularly when his switching defensive positions is the subject.

"I think he lost that title," Bochy said.