9-20-09 PNC Park
Today was a Sunday game, so one never knows what to expect. Sometimes there will be batting practice, sometimes not.
Since today was a day game following a day game, there would be a full batting practice with both teams hitting.
The Pirates hit first, but the gates aren’t open early to season ticket holders on Sundays. So, I had to stand and helplessly watch from behind the bullpen.
During this time, I watched as one usher pocketed a ball, while another picked up three and tossed them back on the field.
After waiting for 30 minutes, 11:30 rolled around, and someone from the security building should’ve come to let us in. It didn’t happen.
I watched as the staff members sat and played on their phones, as the time ticked away.
Game: 5 ball (3 hit, 1 thrown, 1 device)
Season: 361 balls (192 hit, 106 thrown, 63 device)
Games: 75 games (8 of which didn’t have BP)
Average: 4.81 balls per game
Career: 527 balls
Streak: 90 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Race for 400 in 2009: Need 39 in 5 games, 7.8 per game (I need a huge day soon…)