The scooter, one that looks like a skateboard with handlebars and a motor, is unique. Apparently, it has a charger that is rare "and doesn't last you very long," which is why Pence never locks up his prized possession. The frame is black and has a lot of stickers on it, including Pence's name and uniform No. 8.
"Apparently somebody needed it more than I do," Pence said.
Since arriving in San Francisco after being traded there by the Phillies in July 2012, Pence has ridden the few blocks from his home to AT&T Park via scooter. He and his two-wheeled pal can often be seen posing with fans for photos after games.
Pence's skipper saw a change in the outfielder's demeanor when he arrived in the locker room on yesterday - with a backup scooter.
"He had a sad face on this morning," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "I've never seen that."
He still hopes to get the scooter back. Pence hasn't filed a police report and said he's willing to forgive the culprit, offering a signed bobblehead if the scooter is returned - no questions asked.
As for Plan B, Pence said he's already working to upgrade the backup scooter. He said he won't use a car.
"I can't fathom driving for some reason," he said.
We might have booed Pence once in awhile but we would never have stolen his scooter.