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San Francisco Giants outfielder Alex Dickerson was again held out of the lineup for Monday’s series opener against the Cubs, after sitting Sunday with back issues.
He certainly made the most of his time on the shelf though.
Dickerson, along with three members of the San Francisco Shock — a professional Overwatch esports team based in SF — spent part of the day playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate on the Giants’ $10 million scoreboard in the outfield, among other games.
The 10,700-square-foot video board, which was installed earlier this season, also hosted a few rounds of Crash Team Racing and, of course, Overwatch.
Dickerson, who was called up in June to replace injured center fielder Steven Duggar, has been on a tear since joining the majors, with a .397 batting average, five home runs and 21 RBIs in 24 games.
Since he was called up, the Giants have gone 19-8 and pulled into a two-way tie for second in the NL West and to within 2.5 games of a wild-card berth.
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