5-16-09 PNC Park

There isn’t much to write about. 

Today was a Saturday and was Nate McLouth All Star bobblehead.  The biggest crowd since opening day was expected.  Here’s the view from General Robinson and Federal Street.
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The Pirates made an alteration to their batting practice gate opening starting today.  The gates still opened at 4:30 on Saturday, but center field and right field didn’t open until 5:30 PM, meaning all fans wanting to see batting practice would have to cram into 6 rows across 7 bleacher section in left field.  Not good.

I got ball #1 from Matt Capps during the season ticket holder only portion of batting practice.  That was it for the day.  I got robbed twice by fans who were standing a row ahead of me.  Had they not been there, I would’ve made the catches easily. 

I made my first glaring error of the season.  I had to jump for a home run ball, but I barely got off the ground.  It hit my glove and some other fan got it.  Rule of ballhawking, if a ball hits your glove, you should come away with the ball. 

Left field was getting way to crowded, so I headed over to center field when it opened up.  I still got shut out.  None of the Rockies pitchers were showing me any love.  Not surprising, since I got blacklisted yesterday by a jealous ballhawk snitch who told the Rockies I change my clothes to get more balls.

I tried for a ball at the bullpen and in the first inning from Nate McLouth.  No luck.

Then, the rains came.  The game was delayed for an hour and 37 minutes. 
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STATISTICS:
Game:  1 Ball (1 thrown)
Season:  119 Balls (51 hit, 54 thrown, 14 device)
Games:  23 games (20 with BP, 3 without)
Average:  5.17 Balls per Game
Career:  285 Balls
Attendance:  24,496

1 Comment

Man, you guys get a lot of rain. It seems like you get more than the Marlins do.

Leigh

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