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San Francisco Giants: Who would win in 1-on-1 fights between teammates?

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Apr 23, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Justin Maxwell (no hat) is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a sacrifice fly ball scoring center fielder Angel Pagan (not pictured) in the tenth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports. Giants win 3-2.

In response to the highly stressful times that all San Francisco Giants fans are going through right now, I thought it would be very fitting to have a little fun. Many high school kids have hypothetical conversations that ask, “Who would win in a fight? Joe or Bob?” Even as adults, we like to use our imagination to try and feel young again.

Aug 8, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Michael Johnson (red gloves) fights against Beneil Dariush (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

Think about it, we do it all the time. The past two months have been filled with bickering and trash talking between Women’s UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and WBC, WBA, and Ring welterweight champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. over who would win in a fight of their own–honestly, both Rousey and Mayweather have a case and I think it would be a close fight.

Why do we like to imagine people fighting? Well, I guess it has to do with the obsession with action and violence. I mean, everybody likes a scary movie or a Tom Cruise action movie every now and then.

But, this is baseball season gosh dangit! Who wouldn’t want to watch manager Bruce Bochy face off against Hunter Pence in the octagon? Lets imagine our Giants matching up in a ring just for fun. For kicks and giggles, we will assume that our players will be under UFC rules, placed in an official UFC octagon for the fight, and will fight 5 rounds (subject to a KO).

Ding Ding Ding

“Let’s get ready to rumble!”

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