Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Brian Wilson decided after Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants that he would confront Giants team president Larry Baer about not getting his 2012 World Series ring.
From Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle:
Wilson’s actions stunned Baer and Giants officials, who said they tried repeatedly throughout the season to meet with Wilson so the ring could be presented, and that he never responded, even when the Giants invited him to the ring ceremony during the first weekend of the home season.
“I don’t know why he decided to make a show of it and air his grievance tonight,” team spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said.
The Giants have tried to have a sort of mini-ceremony with former players when they get their rings, as they did in Toronto when manager Bruce Bochy gave Melky Cabrera his ring in a brief, private ceremony. That scene was repeated elsewhere.
After last night’s incident, the Giants just sent the ring to the Dodgers clubhouse.
Wilson, 31, pitched in two games for the Giants last season before tearing an elbow ligament and needing the second Tommy John surgery of his career. He signed with the rival Dodgers earlier this summer and has a 0.73 ERA in 12 1/3 innings.