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What they were thinking

What they were thinking: Taking shots at WZLX producer

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what's happening in the shot.

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Who's up today: Andrew Moss, an assistant producer at WZLX, during the station's Karlson and McKenzie Drive for Charity event at Southborough Golf, at which golfers who made a donation to Save A Dog of Sudbury could take aim at him from 155 yards, May 11, 2012.

Moss: "This is the moment where I remembered I wasn’t wearing a cup. It just missed my groin, so everything was good. There had to be 500-600 shots taken at me. I could barely see. It’s almost impossible to see unless the ball is going right at you. You don’t see it till the last moment. I’ve got on the traditional goalie pads, leg pads, chest protector, pants, and gloves. The helmet is a modified garbage pail. I was thinking, ‘Oh dear God, I’m wondering what it’s going to be like,’ but you don’t know until you get that first shot. After the first shot, it didn’t hurt. I thought, ‘OK, that’s it, bring it on.’ When it hit the pail, it didn’t hurt so much, but it was so loud it just scared the crap out of me. It was totally worth it for charity. I was totally trash talking. Oh yeah, I told them I should just move all the way in close so that maybe they hit me using their putter. I was out there for almost five hours. I still have to answer the call of nature. Thankfully I’ll be able to answer the call of nature.”

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