Do you remember the fan in Arizona who caught a foul ball this past season while holding his son with his other arm? See below:
I’m in the process of writing about this for my book, and I need some help.
First of all I don’t know this fan’s last name. This article about him (which contains a video clip of the catch) only says that his first name is Shane, and that he coaches baseball at Mesquite High School in Gilbert, AZ. Has anyone heard of this guy? Is there anyone reading this who actually goes to that school? (Wouldn’t THAT be convenient.) I tried calling the school, but of course they’re closed for the holidays. I went to the school’s web site, but of course there’s no faculty directory. I even went on MySpace and did a keyword search and randomly contacted a bunch of Mesquite HS students (who are no doubt gonna think that I’m totally creepy). I’d really like to figure this out soon because I’m supposed to turn in the first two parts of my book right after the New Year, and I don’t want to have any missing pieces. My perfectionist brain just can’t allow that.
The other guy I’m trying to ID is the Phillies’ announcer in the video clip. (To watch the clip, click here and scroll down to the second image and hit play and then wait for the 30-second advertisement to run its course.) There are two announcers, actually. I know that one is Gary Matthews, but who’s the other? I *think* it’s Tom McCarthy, but I don’t know what his voice sounds like, so I can’t be sure. Here’s a list of all the Phillies’ announcers.
Anyway, yes, please help.
(And did you know that I’m now on Twitter?)