8-12-10 Progressive Field

I was back at Progressive Field today, hoping to snag my one thousandth career baseball.
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I was planning on returning yesterday, but radar showed storms moving through Cleveland all afternoon, so I would wait until today for another shot at 1,000.

When I walked by a bar across the street,
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pick them all up.
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He tossed the ball up and I had to lean out over the railing to just barely make the catch.  When I caught it, I asked Brad if the ball was for me or the kid next to me, who’d also asked for one.  Brad nodded toward the kid, so I turned and gave the ball away.

So, I’d ended the day with five balls snagged.

Here I am in the shadows by the bullpen with ball #1000:
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Today’s baseballs:  (4 pictured because one was given away)
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Sweet spots: (#1,003 was given away)
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STATISTICS:
Game:  5 balls (1 thrown, 4 device )
Season:  425 balls (217 hit, 95 thrown, 58 device, 55 found)
Games: 65 games
Average:  6.54 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career:  1,003 balls
Streak:  161 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance: 14,533

3 Comments

#1,000! Great job! How long do you think it will be before you get 2,000?

YEAH! All right, Erik! Great work–man, that video was excruciating… when you reeled the ball in and it fell out I felt like I got hit in the stomach. Glad you finally got it.
~Matt
http://bloggingboutbaseball.mlblogs.com/

Congrats on 1000 Erik! Cant wait to get to a game or two at Progressive next year, two words: snagging heaven

-James
http://gatheringbaseballs.mlblogs.com/

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