Brian Wilson confronts Giants CEO over World Series ring
Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson ran to the Giants’ dugout after the teams’ game Thursday night and confronted Giants CEO Larry Baer regarding his 2012 World Series ring. Baer soon after delivered the ring to Dodgers personnel outside the team’s clubhouse, according to the Associated Press.
The Giants said the team had attempted to present Wilson with the ring from the last of his seven seasons in San Francisco.
“We have been for seven months trying to give him his World Series ring, and tried these past three days,” Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said. “It’s been more challenging than we expected. We’ve given the ring to the Dodgers and he now has it. We really tried to do the right thing. We invited him to the ring ceremony. A number of members of our organization repeatedly reached out to him and we didn’t get any response.”
Slaughter said only that Wilson “voiced his displeasure” when speaking to Baer. The Giants stayed in contact with Wilson and monitored his recovery from a second Tommy John surgery that cost him most of last season, but he ultimately signed with the archrival.
“It’s just unfortunate, because he was an important member of our organization,” Slaughter said.
Andrew Baggerly of CSN Bay Area tweeted Wilson’s description of the incident as just a conversation between he and Baer.