Name: Dan Zangrilli
I usually attend games with: Friends and colleagues
My favorite sport: Baseball
My all-time favorite local player to watch while growing up: Jerome Bettis
My all-time favorite local coach: Nick Kamberis (Keystone Oaks High School head football coach)
My favorite high school team: Keystone Oaks (alma mater)
My favorite college team: A tie, Penn State and Clarion
My favorite pro team: Anything Pittsburgh
The most famous sports person I have ever met: Rob Egan
My most prized sports photograph/memorabilia is of: I don't collect
My sports claim to fame is: Being on the bus with the great Gene Tenace when I was broadcasting for the Spikes in 2006. We were a St. Louis affiliate then and on a bus trip to Williamsport we were watching "Anchorman." One of the famous lines in the movie is when one of the characters says "Gene Tenace at the plate and.WHAMMMYY!" It was pretty cool, watching that movie and sitting behind Tenace, who was mentioned in the movie on a bus headed to Bowman Field. To top it all off, he got up, flexed his muscles to show that even though he was a roving hitting instructor in the minor leagues, he was still very much a tough guy.
If I were the czar of local sports, the one thing I would change would be: Bring common sense to the game of baseball. Not much of it currently exists.
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