PNC Park Batting Practice

One of the perks that the Pirates offer is the opportunity to take batting practice inside of the PNC Park batting cages.  The Pirates usually have an outdoor field day, where fans take batting practice on the field – I participated in that in September.  In the winter, they invite the fans to take BP in the cages.

I took two rounds of BP of 10 pitches each.  I went 20 for 20 hitting every ball that I faced.

Here’s a video of my second round:

There were two cages, one for grown ups which was set to fast speed, and one that flipped balls up there at about 30 mph for the kids.  I went into the fast one of course.

The only thing I didn’t like was that my follow through kept hitting the net, making it a bit awkward.

After hitting Amy, Olivia and I went up into the hall of fame club to eat some light refreshments.  Daniel McCutchen and Brad Lincoln were there, but I didn’t go up and say anything to them, especially since McCutchen seems to dislike the serious ballhawks.

Olivia was very well behaved and wasn’t phased at all by the crack of the bat.

3 Comments

I think that it’s great the Pirates give season ticket holders so many perks. Here in New York, the two teams combined let a season ticket holder be in the Outfield for batting practice once a year.
-Mateo Fischer

http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

Mateo,
New York is great because you basically have games to go to all the time with two teams playing in one city. The bad part is both stadiums suck to ballhawk in. At least you’re not too far from Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore that you can take plenty of road trips.

Erik, you are king, man. Do you have twitter? If you dont, you should hook up a Twitter account. Anyway. I hope to get out to PNC park one of these days to meet you.

-Wayne

http://waynepeck.mlblogs.com/

http://stock350i.mlblogs.com/

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