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Reds pitchers wear Tommy Pham-style shirts ahead of Giants game

SAN FRANCISCO — Managers David Bell and Gabe Kapler have both said their clubs have left Slap Heard ‘Round Baseball in the past, but San Francisco Giants fans certainly haven’t forgotten that.

Tommy Pham heard a chorus of boos during pregame introductions and louder boos when he came to the plate for the first time Friday at Oracle Park. It’s Pham’s first time playing against the Giants since he slapped Joc Pederson during batting practice last month, an altercation that stemmed from their fantasy football league.

Most Reds pitchers wore the red “Pham!” T-shirts during Friday’s pre-game warm-ups, produced by Cincy Shirts, with the name resembling the old comic strip “Pow!”

Neither Pham nor any of the Reds’ position players wore the shirts, which were strewn around the clubhouse during the team’s last homestand. The Giants wore T-shirts that read “Fantasy Football 101: Stashing Players on the IR is not cheating” before a game earlier this month.

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Pederson told reporters he hopes the fans keep things respectful with Pham throughout the three-game series.

“It’s not something – nobody here has talked about it for a long time, so it’s behind us for sure,” Bell said. “I’m confident saying that.”

Said Kapler: “Our club has really been through this. I echo Joc’s sentiments that we have amazing fans supporting us, but we still want them to be respectful as well.