In the summer of 2008, friends and relatives of Sergio Romo flocked to Dodger Stadium. Romo had never before pitched in the ballpark of his childhood favorites, so the game classified as an event for the group from Brawley.
His friends decked themselves out in Dodgers garb, a fashion choice that ignored Romo’s standing as a member of the San Francisco Giants. The scene did not, Romo recalled Thursday with a chuckle, endear him to the Giants brass.
“It didn’t really fly well,” he said. “But now they get to bring that blue and white out. They can bring it out the closet now.”
The garments, in that sense, lay hidden for nine seasons, as Romo became a...