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Some fans tried to trick Pence into believing he was traded

Jul 31, 2013, 2:46 PM PDT

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Twitter can be a dirty place during the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. Just ask Hunter Pence.

As trade winds swirled around the Giants’ right fielder, some idiotic clever fans decided to make Pence squirm. The plot: Create a fake movement by simultaneously tweeting messages congratulating Pence for being traded to the Red Sox.

Jameson Fleming from Eye on Baseball was the first to catch wind of the meticulously orchestrated conspiracy.

Here’s how it started:

Here’s how it ended:

They got Pence’s attention. It appears he took it in stride. In the end, the Giants didn’t make any moves at the deadline after getting nothing but “embarrassing offers.

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