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Bruce Bochy and the Giants appreciate Alex Smith's support

49ers quarterback Alex Smith threw out the first pitch at AT&T Park before Game 1 of the NLDS on Saturday night. Besides being a super-popular athlete in San Francisco, could there be another reason why Smith was given the honor?

Bruce Bochy was asked before the game if the decision had something to do with Smith getting in trouble for wearing a Giants cap a couple weeks ago. The skipper, who wore a 49ers cap in support of Smith, seemed to think so.

--Jeremy Moses / MLB.com

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