Gary The Security Guy Who Laid Out The Fan Last Night Makes His Radio Debut
It was an electrifying evening for Philadelphia sports enthusiasts. The Phillies dominated the Arizona Diamondbacks securing a resounding 10-0 victory. The energy in the air was electric, with some fans unable to contain their excitement.
In the aftermath of the Phillies’ triumph, a viral video captured a fan dashing onto the field, eager to revel in the moment. But his impromptu victory lap was short-lived. The notorious security guard, Gary, transformed the baseball spectacle into a football-like tackle and brought the fan to the ground.
After The Preston & Steve Show talked about Gary on the air, his phone blew up with messages. He called into WMMR to discuss last night’s dramatics and the crew was ecstatic to talk to him. [Listen below] Even before this incident, Gary is beloved in Philadelphia, even earning him a fan-run Facebook page, which you can join here. The retired Galloway Township police officer explained his position to the gang. His primary job is to watch the field and maintain the safety of the players on the field. His team works alongside other who staff designated to specifically watch the stands.
If you sneak down to an empty seat. They know.
Gary gave us his play by play of the situation from his point of view: “When I was out there standing on the sideline at the end of the game, he was in my field of view and I watched him come over the rail from section 138 and took off, so I just reacted.”
Gary is a 6’4″ and 260 pounds. This runaway fan will be contemplating the meaning of “take a hit” for days to come.
Two restaurants have come up with a way to celebrate the fearlessness that he showed on the field. Ducktown Tavern in Atlantic City and Tailgaters in Galloway have added a sandwich to their menus in his honor. It’s a burger which Gary himself named and created. It’s called the Laid the Phuck Out Burger and it’s topped with bacon, pork roll, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and BBQ sauce. This signature dish is $15, comes with a domestic beer and will only be served during Phillies playoff games.
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– Lauren Beachy, The Preston & Steve Show Staff
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