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Austin Hedges made a bet that UCLA would beat Kentucky and now he looks like this

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Padres catcher Austin Hedges has been a UCLA basketball fan his entire life. His manager, Andy Green, bleeds Kentucky blue (and still holds his alma mater's all-time hits record).

Those two schools met Friday in the NCAA men's basketball tournament with an Elite Eight berth on the line. And Green's Wildcats came away victorious, 86-75.

On Tuesday, Hedges learned an important lesson: Never bet against your manager.


After losing the wager with his skipper, Hedges wore a full Kentucky basketball jersey to the Padres' workout Tuesday morning. The bet originally stipulated that he wear the gear -- socks and all -- through stretches.


But Hedges' teammates loved the get-up so much they requested he wear it into the workout.

Hedges obliged.

"It's a good look, isn't it?" Green joked at his morning media session.

But Green could've easily found himself in trouble had he wagered on Sunday's last-second loss to North Carolina -- home state of Wil Myers and Carter Capps.

"I knew better than to bet against Carolina," Green quipped.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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