10/25/12 6:58 PM ET
Homer three-peat earns Panda high praise
"You can't dream about stuff like that. That's what makes it an amazing game," Selig said. "He did something last night that if you dreamt about it, they probably would want to find out what's wrong with you."Though Sandoval already was well-known in Venezuela, his Game 1 performance likely raised his profile significantly in his native country. Fans there are so ardent that some Venezuelan ballplayers wear disguises to maintain privacy when they return home. But Sandoval said that he wouldn't resort to this ploy. "I'm the kind of guy that spends time with fans out there, spends time with kids," he said. "That's what makes me happy out there."
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.