Saturday, May 16, 2009

I was never too good at sports, but I have always loved to watch them – live and on TV. My TV is usually tuned in to ESPN and I imagine I have watched ESPN Sports Center several hundred times.

Imagine my surprise when on Thursday, May 14, I was on the Noon segment of Sports Center ! I can now go to my grave in peace.

Here’s the story – Mike McMahon, Gladney’s President for the last 20 years, was given 4 tickets to the Rangers – Mariners baseball game last Wednesday night – first row; behind home plate.

The game was back and forth all night. The Rangers won on a walk-off double in the bottom of the 11th, a good enough game to make the highlights on Sports Center the next day.

My colleagues are witnesses to the fact that during lunch on Thursday, they saw me on national TV for about 2 seconds where the camera captured me behind Hank Blaylock, who got the winning hit.

The saying goes: “We all get our 15 minutes of fame.”

I’m content with my 2 seconds.

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