Josh Lewin still was wearing a golf shirt with a Chargers logo on it when he arrived in the radio booth at Citi Field at 6:40 p.m. Sunday for Game 5 of the World Series.
That was because he had not yet had time to change after a mad dash from Baltimore, where he called the Chargers' 29-26 loss to the Ravens on a field goal as time expired.
Lewin hired a small, private plane, paying for it himself, to make the trip to New York so he could fulfill his radio duties for both the Chargers and Mets.
Lewin saw this potential conflict coming weeks ago and initially planned to rent a helicopter for the trip. He eventually opted for a plane, but he had to eschew the cheaper option of flying into Teterboro in New Jersey to land at LaGuardia, which is close to Citi Field.
It all went smoothly, reports Newsday.
"Easy flight," Lewin said. "Captain Dan was outstanding." How many other passengers were there?
"Just me and the captain," he said. "Great shot of the city coming in. It was totally memorable. He had M&M's and water on the plane. I got work done. I wrote all my lineups down, got all my notes together."
The plane took off at 5:05 p.m. and landed at 6:02.
If you listen closely I am humming the approach music from "Airplane" on approach. Thanks Capt.Dan! #eaglehaslanded pic.twitter.com/KmFWIdmrsa— josh lewin (@joshlewinstuff) November 1, 2015