Yet another day at Progressive Field.
When I entered the stadium I found my first ball of the day in the second row back in the second section from the visitor’s bullpen.
I had to be sneaky about it because there were several people in the front row, so I casually walked over to the ball without looking at it and picked it up. Had I jogged toward it looking at it someone may have noticed and turned around and grabbed it.
(The ball extended my snagging streak to 162 games with at least one ball snagged. 162 is an important number in baseball – its the number of games each team plays total during the season.)
My second ball of the day was a ground rule double hit by Shelley Duncan. It bounced into the trees, and was waiting in Heritage Park when I got there,
Game: 6 balls ( 4 hit, 1 device, 1 found )
Season: 431 balls (221 hit, 95 thrown, 59 device, 56 found)
Balls in the month of August: 80
Games: 66 games
Average: 6.53 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career: 1,009 balls
Streak: 162 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.