San Francisco, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson finally got his World Series ring after confronting San Francisco Giants president and CEO Larry Baer after Thursday’s game.
Wilson, who spent the previous seven seasons with the Giants, pitched just two games last year before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery. The Giants then went on to win the World Series in his absence and did not re-sign Wilson in the offseason.
After the Giants’ 3-2 win over the Dodgers, Wilson walked to the backstop and confronted Baer regarding his 2012 World Series ring. Baer then proceeded to have the ring delivered to the Dodgers personnel outside of the Los Angeles clubhouse.
“It’s disappointing. It’s unfortunate. It’s bizarre, really,” team spokeswoman Staci Slaughter told CSN Bay Area. “This organization really has tried to do the right thing and I don’t know where this is coming from.”
“It wasn’t for a lack of effort on our part. Everybody has made an effort to reach out to him,” she added.
Wilson, who signed with the Dodgers on July 30 and made his season debut on Aug. 22, is 2-1 with a 0.73 ERA in 16 relief appearances.
On Tuesday, Wilson made his first appearance at AT&T Park wearing a Dodgers uniform amid a chorus of boos and cheers. Wilson then got three quick outs in the eighth to help the Dodgers complete a 2-1 win over the Giants.
“It’s not the first time they booed with the Dodgers in town,” said Wilson, who earned 171 saves for the Giants. “It’s fine. Due diligence. It’s what fans do. It’s their right. I love it.”
Wilson fanned Gregor Blanco with a 91-mph fastball, forced Angel Pagan to foul out before finishing Juan Perez with a 95-mph fastball to end the inning.