Newy Scruggs of NBC in Dallas-Fort Worth was in San Francisco to cover the World Series for that station. On Wednesday, he was reporting from McCovey Cove when he had this to say on air:
"This is San Francisco, and I can tell you, right over there -- there's some people smoking weed -- because it's coming this way. I'm standing here and I'm like, 'That's not cigarettes! That's weed, That's weed!'"
Besides here on Fenway West, the video clip has been making the rounds on Facebook and other sites, and did not go unnoticed by Jimmy Fallon, who used the video in his 'Remix the Clips' segment on his show last night. In the video below, Newy Scruggs makes his appearance at about the 1:30 mark, but make sure you click on 'part 2' to see how the bands drummer remixed parts of all 4 videos.
Scruggs' report is the most likely reason that police presence was increased around the Cove last night. Nonetheless, Giants fans were looking to get a photo of "The Weed Guy" as he is now known in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the original clip, you can hear the anchors back in Texas asking "Is it legal there?" "A little bit more liberal, maybe?" (Just a little more open minded if you ask me.) McCovey Cove "is a beautiful place to do that."
Later that night, Newy went looking around McCovey Cove and had this to say: