It had been 19 hours since Jon Spradlin's last wink of sleep when he stood behind the L-screen Monday night at Kauffman Stadium. With a crowd of 40,000 strong, and about 7 million more watching on television, Spradlin, head coach at Fort Meade High School in Florida, started warming up to pitch to his former student, Andrew McCutchen, in the Home Run Derby. "It was all good when I did the warm-up pitches," Spradlin said. "Then all the sudden, they went live and he got in the box. I was like 'Oh God.'
Home Run Derby thrill for McCutchen's coach
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Jul 11