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.
Austin Hedges, um, lost a bet. pic.twitter.com/qOEdY3YNzd- AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) March 28, 2017
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.
"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.