8-26-09 PNC Park

Those of us at PNC Park during the Season Ticket Holder time were under siege by the Phillies first batting practice group today.

ohlendorf.jpgBatting practice started out calmly, well, because the Pirates were hitting.  I would go on to get only one ball during this time from Ross “The Boss” Ohlendorf.  A ball rolled to the wall and I politely asked for the ball.  He looked at me and tossed me ball #1.

The first group yesterday included several lefties.  Today, they were all right handed batters, and they were raking.  There were only maybe two dozen of us there, since it was still season ticket holder only time, so there was plenty of running around up until 5:30.

I caught ball #2 off of the bat of Pedro Feliz on the fly.  I had to run down to the second row tourl-1-710730.jpg
I can’t operate without my Iphone.  They were able to pull the card out and clean it.  The phone them worked perfectly – and they didn’t charge me.

Only 7 more balls to go until career ball #500…

Today’s baseballs:
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STATISTICS:
Game:  8 balls (5 hit, 3 thrown)
Season:  327 balls (172 hit, 96 thrown, 59 device)
Games: 68 games (7 of which didn’t have BP)
Average:  4.81 balls per game
Career:  493 balls
Streak:  83 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance:  17,403

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