5-24-11 PNC Park
My day began around 4:30 PM on the Riverwalk. I snagged my first ball of the day here:
I saw the ball, ran up to where I thought it was going to bounce out, and knocked it down to keep it in the grass. After a few seconds of searching, I saw it at my feet and grabbed it to get on theboard.
I had a chance at another ball that landed in the river, and tried my new water device, but the ball sank within 30 seconds, so I didn’t snag it.
I snagged my third ball of the day over by the bullpen. It was a ground rule double that bounced over the fence.
For the final group, I headed back over to left field, where I snagged a home run that took a crazy bounce off of a railing a section away and right to me.
My sixth and final ball of the day was snagged via the glove trick in center field.
We left immediately after batting practice and spent the evening looking for houses as we are looking for a nice house to our home.
A one bedroom apartment just won’t cut it for our growing family. We’re looking for a nice house where we can live for the next 20 or so years.
I’ve only attended five away games so far – last year it was 29. I’ve become more about spending money wisely recently, so my ballhawking trips won’t be happening unless there is someone to split the costs with me.
Game: 6 balls (3 hit, 1 thrown, 1 device, 1 found)
Season: 162 balls (63 hit, 37 thrown, 38 device, 23 found)
Games: 26 games
Average: 6.23 balls per game
Career: 1,284 balls