There was a threat of rain throughout batting practice today.
In fact, it rained lightly for at least 15 minutes, usually a death sentence for batting practice at PNC Park. The groundscrew was certainly ready to pull the plug.
But we made it through and got a full BP today.
Upon entering, I found ball #1 laying in the front row near the foul pole.
Throughout the rest of the game, I split time between left and right field, but Lastings Milledge was being inconsistent with his mid inning
toss ups. Sometimes he would throw the ball to the crowd, other times he was content to let the bullpen pitcher take it.
I decided to try Tabata one more time in the 8th inning. I took my hat off to alter my appearance, hoping he wouldn’t remember me from four innings early.
Here are today’s baseballs:
Game: 10 balls (5 hit, 4 thrown, 1 found)
Season: 374 balls (192 hit, 84 thrown, 43 device, 46 found)
Games: 57 games
Average: 6.56 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career: 952 balls
Streak: 153 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.