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4-8-11 PNC Park

Today was cold and rainy, and there was no chance for batting practice.
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Despite the rain, I went anyway.
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Not much was going on.

Some Rockies came out to throw along the right field line. 
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Once the rest of the stadium opened, I went over and snagged my first ball of the day from Franklin Morales.  I flashed him my glove after he had finished tossing, and he threw me ball #1.

Ball #2 came from Matt Reynolds.  I asked for the ball and he tossed me his warm up ball as he was coming off of the field.

Upon inspecting them, I noticed that they were both commemorative baseballs.
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Check it out:

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The balls were from the Rockies’ new Spring Training home.

There was no more action until game time.  The Pirates didn’t even come out to throw.
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Here’s a few pictures from the game:  Carlos Gonzalez, the Rockies best player:
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The crowd, where most of the seats were $1 (you can tell the sections that weren’t a dollar)
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Ross Ohlendorf, before exiting the game with a sore shoulder:
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Amy and I, who were pretty cold:
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The poster given away to all fans:
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The shirt given away to all fans:
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The Chuck Tanner jersey, to me from a distance looks like an Oakland Athletics Jersey, it makes the 7 appear green since it is surrounded by green.  The Pirates should’ve put a black background box around the jersey.
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Amy and I left in the 5th inning.  The game went 14 innings, and the Pirates won, thanks to 11 1/3 scoreless innings from our bullpen.

Today’s baseballs:
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Sweet spots:
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STATISTICS:

Game:  2 balls (2 thrown)
Season:  24 balls (8 hit, 6 thrown, 7 device, 3 found)
Games: 4 games
Average:  6.00 balls per game
Career:  1,146 balls
Attendance: 29,129
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