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I'll Bet He Wasn't The Only One Who Nodded Off

I'll Bet He Wasn't The Only One Who Nodded Off

By Jeff Wagner. CREATED Jul 9, 2014

If the Boston Red Sox are playing the New York Yankees, there's one thing you can take to the bank. The game will probably be shown on ESPN - because the folks who run ESPN can't get enough East Coast baseball (even if the teams suck).

In any event, on April 13th ESPN was telvising yet another Boston/New York game.  In the 4th inning, the camera settled on 26-year-old Andrew Robert Rector who had fallen asleep in his second row seat.  Not surprisingly, ESPN commentators mocked him for dozing off during such an "exciting" game.

After getting his few minutes of fame, Rector found himself the subject of national ridicule.  He has now responded by filing a lawsuit against ESPN seeking $10 million for "substantial injury" to his "character and reputation"  and "mental anguish".

Many people go to baseball games and try to attract the interest of the cameras.  Some, like one Brewers fan, have even managed to cultivate their own sort of cult-like followers.  For his part, Rector apparently didn't want to attract attention - at least not this way.

During the 1 p.m. hour of Wednesday's radio show, we'll discuss whether Rector is entitled to cash from ESPN?

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments section - and be sure to check back later to hear a replay of the segment.


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Jeff Wagner recently completed his 15th year as a talk show host at 620 WTMJ. Jeff's show, which airs Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m., features stories which you might not have heard about elsewhere and emphasizes Jeff's common sense approach to issues.