In the wake of his newfound fame following his front-page feature of the Haddonfield Sun, Jack Nuckols sat down for an intimate interview with Barbara Walters. [Link to article at the end.]
BW: So, Jack, how does it feel to be a celebrity?
JN: Well, it’s sort of like when I won the geography bee but a little better because I like baseball more than geography.
BW: Now I understand that lots of girls in your class…
BW: I hear they talk about how handsome…
JN: STOP IT BARBARAAAAAA!
BW: OK, we’ll switch topics. Tell me what was the hardest part of visiting all those ballparks to write your story?
JN: Going anywhere with my dad is a pain because so many girls stop him to tell him how handsome he is. Some guys too, but mostly girls.
BW: Word is he’s going to be named “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine.
JN: I don’t know about that, but it’s annoying when girls stop him. And don’t even say anything about girls to me!
BW: Now your mom. How did she contribute?
JN: Well…whenever I need a band aid, she takes care of that. But if there are chips and salsa out, my mom eats ALL the salsa.
BW: Now I hear Mike Trout has been calling you for fielding advice recently.
JN: I gave him a few pointers. It’s mostly confidence with him.
BW: Why does your mom like salsa so much?
JN: I don’t know, but if you want salsa and my mom is around, you better hurry up before she finishes it all.
BW: Now what are you hoping to accomplish this baseball season. Other than impressing the ladies.
JN: BARABARA! That’s it! I’m outta here!
BW: WAIT! I was just…oh my. Well, folks…here’s the article.