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September 20, 2012
Giants have Alex Smith's back ... and cap

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The San Francisco Giants are giving a tip of the hat to Alex Smith.

One day after Smith revealed that he had been fined $15,000 by the NFL earlier this year for wearing a Giants cap after a playoffs game, Bochy donned a red 49ers cap while talking to reporters before today's game against the Rockies.

"Alex supported us, so I'm going to support him," Bochy said, according to the San Jose Mercury News. "They're a great club, and I'm honored to wear it."

According to NFL rules, players must wear league-sponsored apparel 90 minutes before and after games. The league later reconsidered Smith's fine - along with a similar one on New England's Wes Welker - and he was given a warning instead.

Smith today said he had seen the photo of Bochy wearing a 49ers cap in the dugout and gave it a thumb's up. "The magic number's five, right?" he said.

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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