Unfortunately, I would have the 4th largest crowd in PNC Park history to contend with.
The day started off pretty decent when Bobby Crosby hit a ball towards the left field seats, I hopped up on a bleacher and caught my first ball of 2009 on the fly. Last season, my first ball was a thrown ball from Ian Snell. Oddly, fellow ballhawks Nick and Bryan Pelescak also got their first ball from Snell in 2009. Even more peculiar is that all three of us would snag our first ball of 2010 off the bat of 2010.
Things were a little slow during the beginning of BP, so I walked back and forth in left field, playing the left center field gap for left handed batters. I’d then shift back toward the foul pole for the righties.
Game: 5 balls (3 hit, 2 device)
Season: 5 balls (3 hit, 0 thrown, 2 device)
Games: 1 game
Average: 5.00 balls per game
Career: 583 balls
Streak: 97 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Spent: $14 ($5 Ticket, $2 Transportation, $2 Parking Meter, $5 Food)
I decided to track exactly how much money I spend on attending baseball games in 2010. This will include tickets, gas/tolls (transportation), parking, food, souvenirs, and hotels.