Baseball: Kung Fu Panda rewarded for beating up Tigers

DETROIT (Reuters) – Big-hitting San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, affectionately known as Kung Fu Panda, was named World Series MVP on Sunday, completing a stunning turnaround to a career that appeared to have stalled. Facing persistent weight problems and a benching just two years ago, Sandoval hit .500 in the Giants’ sensational four-game blowout of the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. The burly, 26-year-old Venezuelan with an infectious smile said he changed his conduct to become a better player. “You learn from the things that happen in your career,” he told reporters. …

November 8, 2012 4:13 pm

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