Giants get in on Marlins' 'Lo viste' sign

Giants get in on Marlins' 'Lo viste' sign

Giants get in on Marlins' 'Lo viste' sign
MIAMI -- "Lo viste," the Marlins' rally sign, is being used now by some of the Giants.

Spanish for "see that?" lo viste was started by Emilio Bonifacio to highlight when a player does something meaningful. You will often see Marlins players form a sideways "V" with two fingers over one eye.

On Thursday night, Angel Pagan of the Giants did a lo viste after he got a hit.

Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes was a teammate of Pagan in New York. Reyes said the Giants said before the game they would do lo viste, so the Marlins didn't see it as a taunt.

"No, no," Reyes said. "They said before the game they're going to do it. It's OK. They can do whatever they want to."

Reyes and the Marlins have popularized lo viste. Bonifacio had lo viste T-shirts made.

Reyes notes that the team doesn't do it to rub it in to opponents. The Marlins do it in the direction of their own dugout.

"We don't do it to upset the other team," Reyes said. "We do it for ourselves, to have fun. If you look around the big leagues, a bunch of teams do a bunch of different stuff. I don't know why teams are focusing on what we do. If you watch other teams, they do something too."

While with the Mets, Reyes had his own sign. He would make a sweeping motion with his right arm, raising it over his head. Like lo viste, Reyes' signal was done in the direction of his team's dugout.

"That's the spotlight," Reyes said of his former move. "Everybody on the team last year was doing it. Even the fans. That's something for us. If you get to third base and you do that, that means you've done something good for this team."

Reyes says Bonifacio has made lo viste a common phrase.

"Last year, in the Dominican winter ball, on Bonifacio's team, everybody started doing it when they got on base," Reyes said.