There are few things better than spending a day watching afternoon baseball. Last Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals matinee turned into a 15-inning affair that fans wouldn’t forget.
And that one fan you wouldn’t forget.
Meet Tim SanAgustin, a sales representative from Torrance, California. He’s a lifelong Dodgers fan but more importantly a baseball lifer. SanAgustin was enjoying some day baseball from the all-you-can-eat right field pavilion at Dodger Stadium; shirtless. Halfway through the game his presence took the social media world by storm when his picture appeared on the internet.
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“I just love the Dodgers and I was enjoying the hot summer day at the ballpark,” SanAgustin said. “I never thought the picture would go viral.”
Welcome to the new age of social media. Before SanAgustin had even arrived home from the game, many people thought he was at the center of another Jimmy Kimmel prank.
“People were saying that’s a prank from Jimmy Kimmel,” SanAgustin said. “I don’t even know the guy.”
The picture appeared on Kimmel’s show the following night where he described the relaxing Dodgers fan. SanAgustin was doing just that, relaxing, watching a game with his oldest son that lasted five hours and 34 minutes.
“I’m the mystery man, or an American hero, that’s what they’re calling me on the internet,” SanAgustin said.
One of the few things better than spending a day watching afternoon baseball is watching afternoon baseball from the all-you-can-eat pavilion at Dodger Stadium; shirtless.