9-29-10 Progressive Field

I decided to head up to Cleveland today to break the all time mygameballs record of 543 baseballs.  Since it was a Wednesday, it should’ve been easy, right?


I got to the stadium at 4:35, and thought nothing of it when there was no line at the gate to get in.  Then I walked into the main concourse and heard an eerie sound.

An announcer was announcing a baseball game.

What the hell?

I proceeded to see that a game was in progress.

I had checked my Indians pocket schedule before leaving.  One game.  7:05 start.

What was going on?

I couldn’t turn around.  I had entered the stadium.  It was an official game.

I was screwed.

I figured out that last night’s game had been rained out, and the Indians and Tigers were playing a double header.

I sat down in a section behind third base.
I had room to track down a foul ball to my right:

But nothing came close, and the Indians ended up winning the game.

I left after game 1, just giving up on my consecutive game streak and forfeiting it.  182 games down the drain.  I was feeling really sick and would land in the emergency room a few days later.  In hindsight, I should’ve done something, anything to get one ball.  I was just so pissed that I didn’t even want to ballhawk anymore.  I thought I’d come to Cleveland and triumphantly break the single season record.  Now, the regular season is over, and there’s no other games I can attend unless I go to a playoff game.

Game:  0 balls
Season:  538 balls (256 hit, 131 thrown, 74 device, 77 found)
Games: 87 games
Average:  6.18 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 6
Career:  1,116 balls
Streak:  0 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance: 12.227
Balls needed to break single season record: 6



So you didn’t go to the last game of the season at PNC?

Damn, that’s rough. Sorry to hear that it ended that way…but tell me…have you gone to any playoff games? What’s the story?!

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