Andrew Clapp, the barefoot gent who blithely strolled out to left field during Friday night's Giants game to offer an in-game wazzup to Barry Bonds may have been conversing about the pressures of organized athletics.
It strongly appears that Clapp, described by San Francisco police as a 24-year-old tourist from Fargo, N.D., is a former player on the Minnesota State University at Moorhead men's soccer team. The soccer player Clapp, who last suited up in 2006, is listed as a native of Fargo as well. Moorhead is only about a mile from Fargo (as any fan of the Coen brothers knows well).
Calls and e-mails to the university were not answered on Saturday. Calls to the San Francisco Police were not immediately returned and attempts to reach Clapp were not successful.
Yet the photographic evidence seems hard to refute.