Casual watchers of the World Series may have noticed some interesting signs popping up in the broadcasts of the games; signs aimed at San Francisco Giants player Hunter Pence. Giants fans may have noticed that these signs started popping up in August, and that they even have their own hashtag: #HunterPenceSigns.
We took a full snapshot report to get an idea of what the conversation around this hashtag looks like:
Our full snapshot reports max out at 1,500 tweets, but you can see that you reach that limit in around two days with this specific hashtag. The conversation is mostly tweets and retweets, with the fewest amount of tweets being replies. This suggests it’s more about creating and sharing these jokes than critiquing them.
The top contributors to the hashtag within the confines of this snapshot were San Francisco news station KTVU, and the “official” Hunter Pence Signs account. A Kansas City news station holds the top spot for most retweeted tweets, however, keeping the rivalry going in every way possible.
— Brandon Behle (@bbehle) October 28, 2014
The above tweet was retweeted by KTVU
Hunter Pence thinks you bunt by throwing the bat #HunterPenceSigns
— FOX 4 News (@fox4kc) October 27, 2014
What does Hunter Pence himself think about all of this?
— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) September 16, 2014
He seems to be a pretty good sport about it.