9-12-09 Progressive Field

Unfortunately, I missed the entire 3 game series at PNC Park vs the Cubs earlier this week.  Monday it rained, so I stayed home.  Tuesday, I had to coach, and wouldn’t have been able to get to the game until 7.  Wednesday’s game was an afternoon game, and I had to work.

Not wanting to get completely shut out in Week 23, I made the two hour drive to Cleveland today.

I got there early enough so that I would be first in line. 
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It would be twenty minutes before anyone else showed up.  While waiting, I ran into a ballhawk named Dennis from New York.  He was on a 10 ballpark tour, and was familiar with other ballhawks such as Zack Hample, District Boy, and Greg Barasch.  We talked up until the gates opened. 

When the gates did open, I ran in to search for Easter Eggs.  Usually there are a bunch, but the Indians didn’t hit early, so there was nothing.  After an exhaustive search, I did find ball #1 several rows back in the section closest to the Indians bullpen.

I then turned my attention the Indians batting practice.
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Eventually, the bullpen coaches and a cop got the squirrel to go into the Indians bullpen, and slammed the door shut.  What is it with Cleveland and animal problems (remember those seagulls that cost the Royals a game a couple months ago
?)

I didn’t stay for the game, and left, satisfied with my six snags on the day.

Today’s baseballs:
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Sweet spots:
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STATISTICS:
Game:  6 balls (5 hit, 1 thrown)
Season:  350 balls (187 hit, 102 thrown, 62 device)
Games: 72 games (7 of which didn’t have BP)
Average:  4.86 balls per game
Career:  516 balls
Streak:  87 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance:  24,842

3 Comments

Hi Erik….

Just curious about something. How far is it in miles and time from your place in the Pittsburgh area to Progessive Field?

Leigh

hello
i did the trip from pitt airport to cleveland stadium on 9-12-09
i had the cruise control at 69 the whole time
it was about 123 miles
2 hours travel time
about $15.00 in tolls round trip
and $25.00 worth of gas in a 4 cyl car

hello erik
email me
PIEDRADENNIS@HOTMAIL
CELL 1 646 552 5607
ANY TIPS FOR CUBS, WHITE SOXS, MILLER PARK
THANKS

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