Whitley is in a no-lose situation

Garrett Whitley poses in gear he was given at the Area Code Games. Photo by Rebecca IsenhartGarrett Whitley poses in gear he was given at the Area Code Games. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

BY MIKE MACADAM
Gazette columnist

NISKAYUNA — The Jumbotron finds people like this.

It’s one of its missions.

During dead times between pitches and assorted myriad breaks in a baseball game, the cameras that feed the Jumbotron seek out the flamboyant nutjob dancing in the aisle, the exhibitionists devouring their five seconds of public glory.

So a few years ago during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park, it was natural for the Jumbotron to spotlight Aaron Whitley “dancing and messing around.”

And given the opportunity, his older brother, Garrett, busted a move, too. Right?

“Nope,” Garrett said with a laugh on Wednesday. “I just sat there.

“I was up there because he was.”

That won’t be the case next time.

Coming soon to a Jumbotron perhaps not so near you: Garrett Whitley.

The Niskayuna senior wrapped up his high school career with a sectional loss to Shenendehowa on Thursday, and now will wait for the June 8-10 amateur draft to take place at MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J.

Read more at The Daily Gazette.