We were lucky to get batting practice in today. There was a steady drizzle from 4 PM until the first few minutes of batting practice, but to the Pirates’ credit, they allowed BP to continue.
My first ball was tossed to me by a worker. I spotted the ball laying on a bleacher and ran over to claim it. A worker from one of the concession stands was walking by and picked it up and flipped it to me.
My second ball was a home run caught on the fly in this area off the bat of Delwyn Young.
Ball #3 was tossed up by Pirates’ closer and all around good-guy Joel Hanrahan. Here’s Joel having some fun with a fan’s rain gear:
Game: 7 balls ( 2 hit, 3 thrown, 2 device )
478 balls (238 hit, 106 thrown, 68 device, 66 found)
Games: 74 games
Average: 6.46 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career: 1,056 balls
Streak: 170 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Balls in the month of August: 127 (12 needed to break 1 month record)
Balls needed to break single season record: 65