Giants, Dodgers both try to claim Manny Pacquiao's fandom

Saturday February 21st, 2015

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally agreed to a long-awaited fight on Friday, and the Twitter reaction was predictably swift.

Pacquiao was in San Francisco over the summer to throw out the first pitch at a Giants game, so the team took the opportunity to chime in on the announcement with a photo of Pacquiao, of course, wearing their jersey.

Twitter reacts to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight announcement

A nice PR move, however there was only one problem. It turns out Pacquiao threw out the first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game mere days later, and the Dodgers weren't going to let their interstate rival get away with claiming the fighter's fandom.

Awkward indeed.

- Molly Geary

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