5-22-2010 PNC Park

I was debating about whether to attend this game, or head to Cleveland with fellow ballhawk Nick.  I chose to go to this game because I had ten extra tickets to get Garrett Jones figurines that I could sell for some extra traveling funds. 

When I arrived at the park at about 4:20, the tarp wasn’t on the field and the cages weren’t up either.  However, by 4:30, the tarp was on.  Light rain would arrive just after 4:30 with intense rain beginning around game time.

I was at the end of a pretty long line, so when I finally got into the stadium I made a dash for the foul territory in left field where Brian Burres and Ross Ohlendorf were playing catch.
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I was the only one behind them, so it was pretty much guaranteed I would get the ball, I just had to be patient

While waiting, something caught my eye.  It was a ball.  It was in a puddle of water on the tarp.  And it was absolutely soaked.
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STATISTICS:
Game:  3 balls (2 thrown, 1 found)
Season:  130 balls (79 hit, 28 thrown, 9 device, 14 found)
Games: 19 games
Average:  6.84 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 3
Career:  708 balls
Streak:  115 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance:  26,519

1 Comment

nice that the japanese worked, 3-5 balls is usually the max for rainout games like that, good positioning

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