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He's a bit early for a Freeway Series

October 1, 2008 |  8:38 pm

Maybe the guy just wanted to get here early. If he's hoping for a Freeway Series, he's about two weeks premature.

Regardless, a man wearing a Dodgers hat and Russell Martin T-shirt with the catcher's No. 55 across the back is sitting about five rows behind the radar gun at Angel Stadium tonight for Game 1 of the American League division series. Arte Moreno has tried to draw a diverse group of Southern Californians to his ballpark, but this is probably not what he had in mind.

The Angels' fans around the man in blue don't seem to mind, at least for the moment. Maybe it helps that their team is leading Boston, 1-0, in the fifth inning with John Lackey having stranded three baserunners in scoring position.

-- Ben Bolch

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