Thanks to Dan Lamothe over at Red Sox Monster for finding this Q&A with Red Sox fan Randy Dunning, who was on the receiving end of Manny Ramirez’s classic high-five double-play Wednesday afternoon in Baltimore.
“When it happened all I was thinking was, holy crap, heck yeah!” Dunning tells The Lost Ogle. “You can see me point down to Manny after the catch. I think that was what got his attention and he saw the lone Sox fan in the midst of a bunch of Orioles fans. I had no idea he planned on jumping up the wall, but I figured he was going to do a Lambeau Leap, so I prepared to grab his arm and pull him up. As I reached out, he slapped my hand, dropped down and made a hell of a play. That’ why, I’m not sure I’d call it a high-five. Maybe more of a slap 4.”
It’s been a big week for the Oklahoma native (who insists he not a bandwagon fan, although he admits he only had to endure one season of heartbreak in 2003), who also happens to be Barry Switzer’s nephew.