8-17-10 PNC Park
Luck wasn’t on my side today. There were at least 8-10 balls that I came up two feet short or less of snagging. Either balls that were just out of my reach, or snatched up at the last second by random fans.
That said, I did find ball #1 laying near the bullpen when I ran in to get on the board early.
I managed to get Sean Gallagher to toss me a ball, but the ball sailed high, and despite my best effort to catch it by hopping up on a bleacher, it tipped off of my glove and landed several rows behind me.
I tried to grab the ball, but this ballhawk raced over and grabbed it a split second before I could, despite the ball clearly being tossed to me.
He also cut my arm with his long fingernails.
Game: 6 balls ( 2 hit, 2 thrown, 1 device, 1 found )
Season: 447 balls (224 hit, 96 thrown, 61 device, 60 found)
Balls in the month of August: 96
Games: 68 games
Average: 6.57 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career: 1,025 balls
Streak: 164 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.