In the San Diego Union-Tribune story about Adam Hughes, the 33-year old La Jolla resident who "caught" home run #755 off the bat of Barry Bonds, there is also this paragraph.
Perhaps no one prepared more than Tim Timmerman, 28, of Santee. Timmerman, a geological field technician, calculated how long it would take Bonds to tie or break the all-time record based on the player's home run average. That's why he and his wife, Lois, had tickets in the fifth row in left field for last night's game, not Friday's or today's.
“I got lucky,” Timmerman said. Of course, he forgot to factor in his wife would be eight months pregnant on the fateful night. She planned to avoid getting in her husband's way.
“I'm going to go for it,” Timmerman said. “I'm going to sacrifice myself” to get a ball if it comes nearby. The couple planned to sell any ball on eBay for a down payment on a new house.
Wrong speling. And no one in my family would ever spend that much time working on such a problem.