The story behind the ‘T’ sign Giants players have been making after big hits

Remember Barry Bonds’ signature two-finger, point-to-the-sky gesture that always followed one of his mammoth home runs?

Well, the Giants are flashing signs again after big hits, which have come in bunches during their torrid July winning streak. But instead of acknowledging the heavens, they’re make a “T” with their fingers.

Left fielder Mike Yastrzemski did it after cracking an RBI single in Monday night’s 5-4 comeback win against the Cubs. Stephen Vogt made the same gesture after he collected a double.

But why a “T”?

As Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic explains, it’s a reference to Vogt’s hilarious NBA referee impression, which he first performed while with the A’s a few years back.

The “T” is an homage to Vogt’s portrayal of a technical foul call, highlighted in this MLB Network clip:

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“All the young guys love it so much they ran with it,” Baggarly tweeted.

Mike Moffitt is an SFGATE Digital Reporter. Email: moffitt@sfgate.com. Twitter: @Mike_at_SFGate.

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