San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo stood in front of the langur exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo on Thursday watching the monkeys jump around.
“Surely energetic, like myself,” Romo said. “That is how I am in the dugout.”
Romo was at the zoo for a surprise meeting with the staff and to meet the baby langur that was born in October during the Giants’ playoff series against the Cincinnati Reds. It was named Romo after an online vote.
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Sergio Romo dropped into a staff meeting to surprise employees, answering questions, signing Giants memorabilia and taking photos.
The zoo also presented Romo with a picture of his namesake monkey “photo bombing” a picture by sticking its head out from behind another langur.
“He’s doing photo bombing already too?” said Romo, who is well-known for popping into the background of camera shots during games. “See, we are alike.”
Before heading out to meet the langurs, Romo did acknowledge that they are not quite his favorite animal.
“I am more of a spider monkey type of guy,” Romo said, adding that he liked how they bounced around and swung from trees.
But after meeting the langurs up close, including feeding them and asking several questions of zookeeper David Carroll, Romo stuck around to meet the other primates at the zoo.
“I could watch this all day,” Romo said.