ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Less than 24 hours after taking in Game 5 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh talked about his quick trip to the Windy City during his weekly radio show.
Harbaugh sat in the left field seats at Wrigley Field, and said on the Inside Michigan Football radio show Monday night on Ann Arbor’s WTKA-AM that he was about 12 feet from the first home run of the game, Jose Ramirez’s shot to left field in the second inning for Cleveland.
He even considered an attempt to grab the fly ball — to somehow step over his wife, Sarah, who was to his left, and climb onto the railing in left field to snag the ball. Harbaugh even brought his glove.
“Doesn’t everyone?” Harbaugh asked, rhetorically.
Then, he stopped and considered the safety of his family.
“I said, ‘Wait, your wife is pregnant,’” Harbaugh said. “‘She’s due in February. Think, man, think.'”
Can't get enough of this pic of Jim Harbaugh at World Series with his glove. pic.twitter.com/ce4uIrifpO
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Harbaugh ultimately opted to stay in his seat.
Monday night, Harbaugh offered baseball fans some advice for catching a foul ball. He’s caught 21 at various MLB parks.
“Go low,” Harbaugh said. “Below the seats. You’re right there.”
That strategy, however, comes with a caveat for ballpark attire.
“You might get some ketchup or mustard wrappers on your shirt, so don’t wear a white shirt,” Harbaugh said.