SAN FRANCISCO -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson finally has his World Series ring, and he is unapologetic about the scene he caused while trying to get it.
The former Giants closer spoke to the Los Angeles Times this weekend, saying Thursday's incident at AT&T Park was "no one's concern." After a 3-2 Giants victory, Wilson walked from the visiting bullpen to the backstop, where he publicly confronted Giants president and CEO Larry Baer.
The Giants said they invited Wilson to the April ring ceremony, but never heard back. Team officials spent three days this week trying to set up a private ceremony for Wilson and Giants manager Bruce Bochy, but Wilson was said to be unresponsive. After Thursday's game, he yelled at Baer as the Giants walked off the field.
"It was handled," Wilson told the Times. "I'm not asking America to understand. I don't play games. I handled the situation. It's over with. It's squashed."
Wilson had 171 saves for the Giants before being non-tendered last November as he recovered from his second Tommy John surgery. He signed with the Dodgers in August.