Had a good day today at PNC Park.
Shortly after running into the bleachers and finding zero easter eggs, Garrett Jones hit a ground rule double down the line that landed in the section to my right. I ran over and claimed ball #1 as it rolled down the stairs after bouncing off a bleacher.
My second ball was a Ronny Cedeno home run catch. He hit a towering fly ball that I ran a section and a half to my right and made the clean catch in the third row back.
As for the game, the outfield was crowded so I didn’t get close on any of the between inning toss ups from the outfielders.
The Pirates would also go on to lose their eleventh game in a row.
Tomorrow should be an interesting day – I’ll be in the park
extra early – details to come.
Today’s baseballs: (10 are pictured because one was given away)
Sweet spots: (10 are pictured because #804 was given away)
Game: 11 balls (8 hit, 1 thrown, 2 device)
Season: 226 balls (122 hit, 57 thrown, 21 device, 26 found)
Games: 35 games
Average: 6.46 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 3
Career: 804 balls
Streak: 131 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
We were third in line at the gate, but the two people in front of me sort of got out of line by standing in front of another gate. So, I was first into the stadium. Upon entering, I found ball #1 in the right field seats. I watched helplessly as an usher picked up another ball I had spotted.
Travis Hafner batted at the beginning of batting practice and peppered the right field seats with home runs. I was able to grab ball #2 and ball #3 off of his bat within about the span of a minute.
It helped that the crowd looked like this for the first 30 minutes or so:
Game: 9 Balls (8 hit, 1 device)
Season: 98 Balls (43 hit, 44 thrown, 11 device)
Games: 18 Games (15 with BP/ 3 without)
Average: 5.44 balls per game
Career: 264 Balls