'Vliet native catches A-Rod's home run No. 608 in Baltimore
The Record's Mike Cioffi was able to reach Spain minutes after he caught the ball and here were the quotes he gathered:
"We have tickets for Saturday night’s game but a few friends from Watervliet were going to tonight’s game, so we got tickets from them in Section 388. Late in the game, they cleared the section out for fireworks so they moved everyone down a level and we ended up 15 rows up in left field," Spain said.
"A-Rod was up to bat and we saw the ball headed for us. I said to my son, 'It's coming right at us and I took two steps to my right and put my hand up and caught it," Spain explained. "There were other people in the row above us trying to catch it."
"My son is super-psyched and my wife is crying. She can’t believe it. It’s an unbelievable feeling. Everyone is coming up to us and taking pictures like I hit the home run. My phone has been blowing up since and I’m still in the park watching the fireworks."
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