Jimmy Rollins is a stand-up guy. He proved it again Tuesday afternoon, when a ballsy high-school student knocked on the door of his South Jersey mansion to ask the Phillies shortstop if he would place a call to Wired 96.5.
The radio station is giving away a pair of Eagles/Giants tickets to the listener who can get the biggest celebrity to phone in on their behalf.
John Buto, 17, a senior at Kingsway Regional High, in Woolwich, Gloucester County, knocked on Rollins' door after school Tuesday along with a few friends and politely explained the contest to Rollins. To Buto's surprise, J-Roll invited the gang into his home and called Wired host Kannon's show.
Buto says Rollins couldn't have been nicer and spent about 15 minutes with the group as the call-in line was busy. Buto says he's not worried about another listener getting a bigger VIP because "I don't know who's bigger than the shortstop of the World Series champion Phillies." If he does win, Buto plans to take his buddy Steve Borkowski, with whom he hatched the plan to ask Rollins.Patti LaBelle called in Thursday night to Chris's show after an employee in her doctor's office asked her to call in and this morning Harry Kalas called the Chio show on behalf of a fan who looked him up in the phone book and Bill Cosby called in and cracked a few jokes on behalf of a fan who somehow tracked him down.