Local sports anchor ends interview of Rays player with a kiss

April 15, 2014

Via Fox 5

Fox 5 sports reporter Lindsay Murphy ended her interview with Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer before last night’s game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with a kiss.

Murphy and Guyer are married, and Monday marked their first formal interview since they met under somewhat similar circumstances in 2007. Murphy was a sports reporter at NBC29 in Charlottesville and was assigned to do a story on Guyer, who was a star baseball player at the University of Virginia.

“I’m definitely fearless,” Guyer told Murphy that day. “I won’t hesitate to run into any wall here. I mean, that’s just how I play. Some may call it reckless and it might be a little reckless and stupid at times, but I don’t know — I’ve always done that.”

The couple reminisced about their first encounter Monday.

“That day, I still remember like it was yesterday,” said Guyer, who played at Herndon and was a 2004 All-Met selection. “It was crazy. Going into it, I was so nervous, and I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew at the end I wanted to ask you out. I was just waiting for the cameraman to get out of there, and of course all my teammates were waiting there to embarrass me and everything.”

Murphy initially turned him down, but the fearless Guyer persisted, and she eventually changed her mind.

Guyer, who homered in his first career at-bat on May 6, 2011, at Camden Yards, was in the starting lineup Monday and went 1-for-3 in the Rays’ 7-1 loss.

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