Fandom: Mike Baker

Name: Mike Baker

Age: 40

Residence: Altoona

High school: Altoona Area (1990)

College: Penn State (1996)

My favorite sport: Football

I usually attend games with: My family and friends

Favorite high school team: AAHS Mountain Lions and Lady Lions

Favorite college team: Penn State Nittany Lions

Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Steelers

My favorite sports memory: Being a student during Penn State’s undefeated 1994 campaign

The local athlete I’ve most enjoyed watching: Kyle Brady

My all-time favorite local coach: Joe Paterno

The most famous sports person I ever met: I caddied for Bill Mazeroski and Dermontti Dawson during one round of golf at Sinking Valley Country Club

My most prized autograph or picture is of: My autographed Mickey Mantle ball is cool

If I have a claim to fame as a fan, it would be: My uncanny ability to get on the Jumbotron at professional stadiums, probably due to my “Start Me Up” Jagger-esque dancing. I had the original moves like Jagger.

If I were the boss of local sports, the one rule I would enforce would be: AAHS students should sit in the stands and support their team, not aimlessly circle the track.

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