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SAN FRANCISCO -- Hunter Pence tried his best on Tuesday to halt the rising tide of interest in his transportation affairs. But the public's interest in the Giants right fielder and his scooter prompted Pence to address the issue.

Pence, whose beloved motorized scooter was stolen while he dined Sunday at a restaurant on the Embarcadero, ordered a new scooter and arranged to obtain a new motor for his interim scooter so he doesn't have to push off the pavement to propel himself.

"There's more important issues to be covered, like the game," Pence said. "But I'm really grateful for everyone's concern and all the really funny things that have been brought up and the great rewards for the return of the scooter, like ramen noodles for a year."

Pence appeared to have reached a level of peace regarding his purloined scooter. It was adorned with stickers and his bobblehead doll -- which of course depicted him on a scooter.

Said Pence, "The old one has a new home. It's in a better place. I believe that now."

Nevertheless, Pence indicated that he intends to take anti-theft steps once he receives his new wheels.

"There might be a GPS hidden somewhere on this bad boy," he said.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. Ryan Hood is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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