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SAN FRANCISCO -- The game ended, and Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson hustled toward the opposing dugout to lash out at Giants CEO Larry Baer -- the man who employed the bearded pitcher for seven seasons until he recently joined rival Los Angeles -- over the World Series ring he was owed from 2012.
Once Wilson was done yelling, Baer walked to the other side of the ballpark and delivered the ring to Dodgers personnel outside the Los Angeles clubhouse to give to the pitcher Thursday night.
"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 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 Dodgers.
The shaggy-haired Wilson wasn't in the clubhouse for comment after the Dodgers' 3-2 loss. However, CSNBayArea.com reported that when asked what the confrontation was about, Wilson said: "Just a conversation between me and him."
Wilson said the confrontation was not about apparent taunting from fans during his warm-up, the website reported.
"It's just unfortunate, because he was an important member of our organization," Slaughter said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.