5-2-09 PNC Park

100_1095.jpgToday was fireworks and Polish night, so I wasn’t sure how crowded it would be.  Luckily, only 22,891 came out, so batting practice was fairly sparse for a Saturday.

I got into line at 3:30 (an hour before the gates were to open), and was the 8th person in the stadium.  I was the third one into the bleachers.  There were 2 easter eggs, but another ballhawk got them first.

About 10 minutes or so passed with no action.  I noticed a ball roll directly to the fence where the stands jut out towards the foul line in left field.  I decided to vacate my spot and go grab the ball.  I ran up the escalator to the main concourse, and then down the stairs and reached over the fence and grabbed ball #1.  Then, I immediately went back to the bleachers.  I snapped this picture when I returned to the bleacher area to illustrate where the ball was.  (The small yellow X)
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STATISTICS:
Game:  6 balls (3 hit, 2 thrown, 1 device)
Season: 64 balls (26 hit, 31 thrown, 7 device)
Games:  13 games (11 with BP, 2 without)
Average:  4.92 balls per game
Career:  230 balls
Average:  22,891

4 Comments

I was at this game, it’s pretty cool that David Weather’s brought his kid and let him throw in the bullpen. I wish I would have seen that. I can’t believe you left in the first, it was a great game.

http://eatsleepmlb.mlblogs.com

Really, a Reds win is always worthy of sticking around for!

Cob
http://cobf.mlblogs.com

David Weathers is a PUNK. He was such a jerk to us during BP the last couple of years. I can’t believe he’s still in the majors. Nice entry and I hope your wife feels better.

Padreleigh

I think that is Jay Bruce, but not sure.Russhttp://wight4256.mlblogs.com

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