Pence himself perpetuated the trend by posing with right-hander Tim Hudson in the Giants clubhouse before the game against the White Sox. The sign they clutched read, "Hunter Pence plays fantasy football with Tim Hudson!!!" The photo received plenty of exposure on Twitter.
Signs brought by fans included, "Hunter Pence knows Victoria's Secret" and "Hunter Pence gives king size bars for Halloween." Away from AT&T Park, SB Nation tweeted a photo of former Major League slugger Jose Canseco holding a piece of paper reading, "Hunter Pence loves Jose Canseco."
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.