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8-5-10 PNC Park

The slumping Colorado Rockies were in town for the first game of a four game series.

They weren’t the only ones slumping.

I managed only one ball for the entire Pirates batting practice, thrown to me by Evan Meek.  Evan, if you’re reading this – you’re the man.
I had plenty of opportunities, but the ball just wasn’t bouncing my way today.

That would change when the Rockies came out.

Fellow BHL member Zac Weiss alerted me to a ball at the base of the wall, which I glove tricked here:

Game:  8 balls (4 hit, 2 thrown, 2 device)
Season:  387 balls (197 hit, 86 thrown, 46 device, 49 found)
Games: 59 games
Average:  6.56 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career:  965 balls
Streak:  155 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance: 17,131

8-20-09 Nationals Park

With the Pirates having an off day, and Cleveland facing a 60% chance of storms, I decided to take a trip to a stadium I had yet to visit.  Nationals Park.

I recruited several ballhawks from PNC Park to make the trip with me – Nick, Andrew, and Jamie.

After four hours and twenty three minutes, we were at the park.
photo(304).jpgAnd were the first ones in line at the Center Field gate, which opens at 4:35. 
Game:  11 balls (4 hit, 1 thrown 6 device)
Season:  305 balls (155 hit, 91 thrown, 59 device)
Games: 63 games (7 of which didn’t have BP)
Average:  4.84 balls per game
Career:  471 balls
Streak:  78 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance:  18,036