5-24-11 PNC Park

My day began around 4:30 PM on the Riverwalk.  I snagged my first ball of the day here:

I saw the ball, ran up to where I thought it was going to bounce out, and knocked it down to keep it in the grass.  After a few seconds of searching, I saw it at my feet and grabbed it to get on theboard.

I had a chance at another ball that landed in the river, and tried my new water device, but the ball sank within 30 seconds, so I didn’t snag it.

Amy was along with me and took some great pictures, like this one:

I didn’t snag that ball.

Another great pic.  This time, of Nick getting robbed by a random fan in the front row:

Nick, Ian and I rushing after a ball that landed under the rotunda:

After the Pirates hit, Herbie Andrade the bullpen catcher threw me a ball, for my second of the day:

I snagged my third ball of the day over by the bullpen.  It was a ground rule double that bounced over the fence.

Wouldn’t you know it?  It was an Angels 50th anniversary commemorative baseball:

At 5:30, I ran over to center field,

and found my fourth ball of the day about six rows back.

I stayed in center field for awhile, but nothing much was happening there.

For the final group, I headed back over to left field, where I snagged a home run that took a crazy bounce off of a railing a section away and right to me.

My sixth and final ball of the day was snagged via the glove trick in center field.

We left immediately after batting practice and spent the evening looking for houses as we are looking for a nice house to our home.

A one bedroom apartment just won’t cut it for our growing family.  We’re looking for a nice house where we can live for the next 20 or so years.

I’ve only attended five away games so far – last year it was 29.  I’ve become more about spending money wisely recently, so my ballhawking trips won’t be happening unless there is someone to split the costs with me.

Anyway, here are today’s baseballs:

And the sweet spots:

Game:  6 balls (3 hit, 1 thrown, 1 device, 1 found)
Season:  162 balls (63 hit, 37 thrown, 38 device, 23 found)
Games: 26 games
Average:  6.23 balls per game
Career:  1,284 balls
Attendance: 16,873

One comment

  1. Ian Weir

    If you would want to take a ballhawk trip over the summer, I could go, and split the cost. I was trying to plan a Balitmore and DC trip.