Pirates Season Ticket Holder Batting Practice

Recently, the Pirates invited their season ticket holders to come and take batting practice on the field at PNC Park.

This was the second year that the Pirates have done this, and the second year that I would participate.  If you’re a long time reader of this blog, you may remember this entry from last year.

I had asked my dad if he’d like to go hit again, but he indicated that he wasn’t interested.  So, I decided to ask Zack Hample, winner of the ballhawk league in 2009, if he’d like to come to PNC Park as my guest.  Hample enthusiastically obliged, and brought along his mother and his friend Brandon.

Zack, two fellow ballhawks and friends, Nick and Bryan Pelescak, and I met at the stadium at 9AM.  We promptly entered through the right field player’s garage door and walked down towards the field.
3_heading_to_field.jpgThis was the view at the end of the tunnel.
And that, was that.

See you April 5th 2010, PNC Park.



  1. kristyr

    Hey! Where are your season tickets at? Not to sound completely creepy. I just purchased mine recently for next season (Somehow i still love those buccos lol) Curious if your close by.

  2. 333greystreet

    Where are yours at?

    Mine are in the front row of Section 327 above the walkway. I seldom ever sit there though. The closest a ball ever came was a Prince Fielder foul ball to the home plate side of Section 325.

  3. kristyr

    That would have been a great ball to catch! 😦 22 M Seat 7. I pretty much payed an arm and a leg for them but im close enough to smell the sweat lol. I can’t wait until spring training im in withdrawl!

  4. 333greystreet

    That’s a great seat location. If you have extra tickets or extra stubs that I could use to get past an usher with, let me know!

    I’m currently planning my trip to Spring Training. It looks like I’ll go for 3 days. Come March I’ll be real ready to get out of the cold for awhile.

  5. kristyr

    The usher is my buddy! I can get you down there anytime you want! I’m trying to plan mine too! Im going to attempt to get tickets for Mar 6, 7, 8 Phillies, Yankees & Twins how about you? I only made it to 1 game last year (i could only convince my friends to attend 1 game) Do you fly into Sarasota or Tampa?

  6. 333greystreet

    That’s great. I’m planning on going mid to late March. I usually fly into Tampa and then stay in Clearwater.