World Series hero Sergio Romo attended a high school football game at his alma mater Friday and the San Francisco Giants closer arrived in style -- via helicopter.
Romo, his son, his father and Brawley (Calif.) mayor George Nava emerged from a helicopter that landed at midfield prior to the start of the 69th Bell Game, the annual rivalry showdown between Brawley and Central (El Centro, Calif.). Nava presented Romo, who played shortstop and third base at Brawley before graduating in 2001, with a key to the city during a brief pregame ceremony.
According to the Imperial Valley Press, Romo threw T-shirts and plastic footballs into the stands, and stayed until the third quarter. By then, the game was no longer in doubt, as Brawley defeated Central 42-3 to retain control of the Victory Bell for a third straight year.