George Parros, Brian Giles and the Naked Man Hug

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George Parros of the Anaheim Ducks is generally acknowledged to be one of the toughest men in the NHL. But there's one thing that will always stop Parros in his tracks, and that's the sight of San Diego Padres outfielder Brian Giles coming towards him in a baseball locker room.

As it turns out, Parros is old friends with Padres pitcher Chris Young going back to their days together at Princeton. Even though their paths diverged long ago, Young and Parros stay in touch, and Parros has been known to visit the Padres locker room. I'll let Tim Sullivan of the San Diego Union-Tribune take it from here:

Their friendship endures despite their different paths, their nomadic schedules, their distance and the awkward greetings Brian Giles has delivered during Parros' visits to Petco Park and to the Padres' training camp in Peoria, Ariz.

"The best memory I have of George is seeing his face when Brian gave him his naked hug," Young said.

"It's happened every time I go down there," Parros lamented. "I'm going to start going down there in a rubber body suit."

Here's hoping somebody pins this story on the wall of the Ducks locker room.

George Parros, Brian Giles and the Naked Man Hug originally appeared on NHL FanHouse on Sat, 22 Nov 2008 19:24:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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