PORTLAND, Maine — It’s the ninth inning, and Portland Sea Dogs reliever Adam Lau is locked in. He grits his enamel and fires a fastball towards the plate, oblivious to his lengthy hair flapping beneath his cap and greater than 7,000 screaming followers at Hadlock Field. Later, he’s miles away in his 38-foot-long leisure automobile in Wells, the place no one besides the RV park proprietor has any concept who he’s.
Around midnight, Lau is together with his spouse Kelly at their campsite, looking the sky for Mars and the Big and Little Dippers. The ocean is a mile away and the celebrities look shut sufficient to the touch.
“You go exterior at night time and there’s not a soul right here,’’ says Lau, 25, his Johnny Damon-circa-2004 hairdo now tucked into a person bun. “It’s like a tradition shock. It’s very quiet. You search for and also you see all the celebrities. It’s actually cool.’’