5-5-10 PNC Park

After missing yesterday’s game due to coaching, I was looking forward to attending my first game of the week today, on Cinco de Mayo.

I ran in, trailing fellow ballhawk Nick Pelescak.  Nick broke to the left towards the bullpen, so I was left to search near the ushers.  Surprisingly, there was a ball sitting there in the third row on the ground.  I was on the board.

I got my second and third balls of the day during the Pirates BP in this area:  The General Admission Bleachers.
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The balls bounced on the walkway behind me and hopped up into the bleachers.    I don’t know who hit ball #2, but ball #3 was off the bat of Ronny Cedeno.

I caught my fourth ball of the day off the bat of Jason Jaramillo.  I caught it on the fly in the second row (which is an accomplishment, as I typically stay away from the first two rows).

That was it for the Pirates BP, and the Cubs came out.

I didn’t have to wait long to get my first Cubs ball, as Derrek Lee hit a high fly ball that bounced on the warning track, and six rows back into my glove.

Soon after, I glove tricked ball #6 in this area:
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STATISTICS:
Game:  8 balls (4 hit, 2 thrown, 1 device, 1 found)
Season:  77 balls (47 hit, 15 thrown, 8 device, 7 found)
Games: 11 games
Average:  7.00 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 3
Career:  655 balls
Streak:  107 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance:  11,053

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