I dragged myself out of bed after about five hours of sleep and went to today’s game. I was hoping there would be batting practice today. Even though it was Sunday, I thought maybe since yesterday was an afternoon game, that there would be BP. I was right.
I decided to first ask Nyjer Morgan for a ball.
He was being asked by another fan to my right who had a Boston Red Sox hat on. Nyjer came over and said, “Turn your hat around.” The kid wouldn’t. Morgan said, “Can’t do it, dawg.” He proceeded to throw the ball to another fan wearing Pirate gear. Soon after though, I got ball #1 from Nyjer Morgan. I called his name and he tossed it up to me.
That was it for the Pirates portion of BP. The Braves then came out and hit. A ball rolled to the wall in left field, right at the 325 ft. marker.
Game: 3 balls (1 hit, 1 thrown, 1 device)
Season: 29 balls (13 hit, 10 thrown, 6 device)
Games: 7 (6 with BP, 1 without)
Average: 4.14 balls per game
Career: 195 balls