9-29-10 Progressive Field

I decided to head up to Cleveland today to break the all time mygameballs record of 543 baseballs.  Since it was a Wednesday, it should’ve been easy, right?


I got to the stadium at 4:35, and thought nothing of it when there was no line at the gate to get in.  Then I walked into the main concourse and heard an eerie sound.

An announcer was announcing a baseball game.

What the hell?

I proceeded to see that a game was in progress.

I had checked my Indians pocket schedule before leaving.  One game.  7:05 start.

What was going on?

I couldn’t turn around.  I had entered the stadium.  It was an official game.

I was screwed.

I figured out that last night’s game had been rained out, and the Indians and Tigers were playing a double header.

I sat down in a section behind third base.
I had room to track down a foul ball to my right:

But nothing came close, and the Indians ended up winning the game.

I left after game 1, just giving up on my consecutive game streak and forfeiting it.  182 games down the drain.  I was feeling really sick and would land in the emergency room a few days later.  In hindsight, I should’ve done something, anything to get one ball.  I was just so pissed that I didn’t even want to ballhawk anymore.  I thought I’d come to Cleveland and triumphantly break the single season record.  Now, the regular season is over, and there’s no other games I can attend unless I go to a playoff game.

Game:  0 balls
Season:  538 balls (256 hit, 131 thrown, 74 device, 77 found)
Games: 87 games
Average:  6.18 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 6
Career:  1,116 balls
Streak:  0 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance: 12.227
Balls needed to break single season record: 6




  1. zackhample

    Damn, that’s rough. Sorry to hear that it ended that way…but tell me…have you gone to any playoff games? What’s the story?!