Name: D.J. Pierannunzio
High school: Altoona, class of 1999
My favorite sport: Baseball
I usually attend games with: My family and friends
Favorite high school team: Altoona
Favorite college team: Penn State
Favorite pro team: Boston Red Sox
My favorite sports memory: I proposed to my wife at a Red Sox-Yankees game that was put on the scoreboard back in 2004.
The local athlete I’ve most enjoyed watching while growing up: Mike Iuzzolino
My all-time favorite local coach: Larry Betar
The most famous athlete I ever met: Franco Harris
My most prized autograph or picture is of: I have an autoraphed photo of Brett Favre.
If I have a claim to fame as a fan, it would be: I was with my mom at the Penn State game when Joe Paterno passed Bear Bryant for all-time victories.
If I were the boss of local sports, the one rule I would enforce would be: There should be impartial coaches on every youth sports team. You should have people with no family ties to the players on the roster.
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