8-23-09 PNC Park

I hate Sunday games. 

I went down to the stadium and peeked inside, and saw that the batting cage was set up.  So, I entered the stadium.  Had there been no cage set up, I would’ve turned right back around and went home.

Upon entering the stadium, I got ball #1 tossed up from the bullpen by Ross Ohlendorf.  I called down and asked for the ball, and about a minute later, he tossed it up.  I jumped and made the catch over a portly Cincinnati Reds fan who would go on to give me an evil glare.

The gate would not open until 11:30.  Would you believe that while I was standing there, not paying attention, a player would toss up a ball that would actually bounce off of my head?  Well it happened.

Later, when the gates did open, I stood behind Jason Jaramillo to try and get the ball when he was finished. 
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Near the end of Jaramillo and Brandon Moss’ warm up session, Moss would let one sail.  It went over Jaramillo’s head and landed on the warning track.  The ball took a large hop, which tipped off of my glove and went about ten rows behind me.  Awful.  I should’ve at least knocked that ball down.

Only the Pirates would hit today.

And this is what I had to deal with.
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STATISTICS:
Game:  1 balls (1 thrown)
Season:  317 balls (166 hit, 93 thrown, 59 device)
Games: 66 games (7 of which didn’t have BP)
Average:  4.80 balls per game
Career:  483 balls
Streak:  81 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance:  21,209

1 Comment

Seems like you are putting up pretty good numbers. This entry was up quickly.

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