I have decided to start this blog to record and track my “adventures” at the many baseball games I attend. I got my first ball back in 2006, thrown to me by Pirates CF Chris Duffy. During that season, I got 5 warm up balls. The next year, I began attending batting practice. I caught a Sammy Sosa HR ball on 6-21-07 and was hooked. I managed to get 33 balls in 2007.
I attend most of my games at PNC Park in Pittsburgh PA. Its not a very good stadium for batting practice, because BP ends at 6PM, and the gates do not open until 5PM (except on Saturday where they open at 4:30).