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9-9-11 PNC Park

Today was a pretty mediocre day for me snagging wise.

First off, I forgot my sunglasses, making it almost impossible to track home run balls.

Here I am trying to use my glove to block the sun.

I managed to snag a Brandon Wood home run on the fly before the Pirates left the field.  I had to make the catch on the run and caught it backhanded and below my waist.  I lost track of it for a second, but it was more of a line drive, so it didn’t completely vanish in the glaring sun.  Here I am numbering ball #1485:

I changed into my ridiculous eye-catching teal Marlins gear once the Pirates wrapped things up.  Look how bad I stand out.

It paid off as I got Alex Sanabia to toss me ball #2.  Here I am showing it to Amy:

My third and final ball was an awkward scrum ball.  It was a home run that landed and settled on an empty bleacher.  Three people grabbed the ball at the same time.  I had the ball wedged between my glove and my bare hand, another guy let go of the ball after a second.  However, the guy in the row behind me held onto the ball for dear life with one hand.  I had a better grip, so after an awkward twenty seconds, he finally let go.

Anyhow, after batting practice, Amy, Olivia and I went up to the upper deck to pick a new season ticket seat for next year.  Since the Pirates are raising prices, the only seats available for $499 for a full season plan are in rows S-Y.  I wanted to make sure the seats I get have no obstructions.

Here’s Olivia and I in the upper deck.

Statistics:
Game: 3 balls (2 hit, 1 thrown)
Season: 365 balls (154 hit, 77 thrown, 85 device, 49 found)
Games: 69 games
Career: 1,487 balls
Attendance: 24,527
Remaining games to reach goal of 413: 7
Needed to reach goal: 48 (6.9 per game)

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