Missing Giants Fan Found Living In L.A.
MELISSA BLOCK, Host:
A few weeks ago in the San Francisco Chronicle, we read about Billy Chamberlain. He was a regular near the players' entrance at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. For years before and after every game, Billy would be there to greet the team. He became friendly with players and manager Bruce Bochy. We talked with Bochy earlier this month about Billy.
BRUCE BOCHY: You know, he usually, you know, would say something positive if we lost. Hey, we'll get them tomorrow and, you know, we're going to win. We're going to win the championship. You know, he was always very positive and would come down and watch his boys play.
BLOCK: Now, Billy lived on disability and would have been homeless if a park guard hadn't taken him in. But in July, Billy disappeared. Police filed a missing person report and Bruce Bochy told us the team got involved.
BOCHY: They checked everywhere from hospitals - I hate to even say it - even morgues. To be honest, I don't know where Billy grew up and, you know, I don't know if he went home or - we have no idea.
BLOCK: Well, yesterday, Billy popped up in Los Angeles outside Dodger Stadium. He told a Chronicle reporter that he was fine and that he had simply decided it was time to move south to LA. He was still wearing his beloved Giants hat and holding a sign that read: homeless, hungry. Can you help, please? God bless you.
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