GIANTS/DODGERS RIVALRY HEATS UP AFTER MOCKING OF JESUS/ULTIMATE FIGHTING SALUTE

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DODGERS INFIELDER CASEY BLAKE MOCKS GIANTS CLOSER BRIAN WILSON

Technology continues to get San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson in trouble. Between Twitter and cell phone texting, the Giants closer is averaging a controversy a week.

The latest incident happened when a friend texted Wilson a picture of Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake mocking the pitcher’s well known arms-crossed-pointing-at-the-sky gesture. Wilson makes the gesture after every save. Blake did this in the LA dugout immediately after hitting a home run off Wilson in the 12th inning. The home run resulted in Wilson’s second straight blown save.

The Yahoo! Sports blog Big League Stew has photos of both Blake and Wilson performing the cross-armed gesture (see above.) Wilson says he doesn’t do the gesture to disrespect other players. He says it’s merely a tribute to “both his Christian faith and his late father.”

Very touching, except that Wilson stole the gesture from an ultimate fighting apparel company. Blake’s dogging of Wilson has created a storm of controversy. The incident happened two days ago yet outrage by some Giants fans seems to be growing. Somebody posting on the message boards of the Giants fan website “McCovey Chronicles” called Casey Blake “a sub-human pig.” Wilson has vowed not to forget the incident, considering it a diss of his dead father.

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