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April 14, 2007 3:42 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone tell me who is the man at every Boston home games, sitting in the behind-home-plate seat year after year? Today he's wearing his red jacket.
posted by maloon to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total)
Best answer: Dennis Drinkwater? Jesus, the Red Sox are fucking lighting up the Angels this week.
posted by phaedon at 3:49 PM on April 14, 2007

Response by poster: Wow, Phaedon. Thank you very much!
posted by maloon at 3:56 PM on April 14, 2007

You're welcome! Go Doyers!
posted by phaedon at 3:57 PM on April 14, 2007

According to the ads that run every four minutes on WEEI, his name is, predictably, pronounced "Dennis Drinkwatuh".
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:47 PM on April 14, 2007

Ah, yes ... Giant Glass ...

Their commercial jingle -- 1.800.54.GIANT -- is embedded in many a Bostonian's brain -- TV ad | Radio Ad. ["Who do you call when your windshield is busted?"]
posted by ericb at 7:03 PM on April 14, 2007

Jesus Christ I've been wondering about that guy for three years. Thanks for asking and answering!
posted by one_bean at 9:40 PM on April 14, 2007

Similarly, though not as visible, there's a guy who has attended every single Arizona Diamondbacks home game, EVER.

Since they're in their 10th season, he's still keeping it strong.

(I bought tickets from him on ebay, nice guy.)

It's actually pretty crazy when you consider he's close to 800 consistent games, especially since baseball tends to hit nasty two-solid week streaks with nary a day or two break in between.

Of course, now with a streak that strong and absolutely 0 exceptions (includes playoff games), I wonder how hard it is to not break the streak for almost anything...
posted by disillusioned at 2:57 AM on April 15, 2007

I have a friend who attended every home Saint Paul Saints Game since they started in 93. He used to have a handful of noisemakers (cowbells, turbohorns, triangle, duckcalls, slide whistle.) Every play, he had a noise (strikes=triangle , foul balls=slide whistle, homeruns=turbohorns), It cleared out the section he was in before the bottom of the 9th. People actually cancelled their season tickets because of him, and yet the team owner, Mike Veeck, told him to keep doing it. It was a great act.
posted by wheelieman at 6:31 AM on April 15, 2007

More on him here.
posted by marcusb at 12:21 PM on April 15, 2007

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