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8-21-09 PNC Park

There was a long line to get in before the gates opened.  It went back to Federal Street, and snaked left out of sight.
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Luckily, I was the first one in line. 

I ran in and found ball #1 laying against a concrete step in the bleacher area.  I was shocked.  Lately, there have been very few Easter Eggs, as ushers have been picking them up.

I would go on to catch ball #2 off the bat of Brian Bixler.  He hit a line drive that bounced on the warning track, and right into my glove.  The next batter, Jason Jaramillo, hit a home run that I caught on the fly.  It was ball #3.

That was it for the Pirates portion of batting practice.  I went under the bleachers, changed my clothes, and emerged in my Reds gear.

I decided to re-enter the bleacher area over by the bullpen.  That way, it would be less noticeable if any Reds players had previously seen me standing in my customary spot. 
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STATISTICS:
Game:  6 balls (6 hit)
Season:  311 balls (161 hit, 91 thrown, 59 device)
Games: 64 games (7 of which didn’t have BP)
Average:  4.86 balls per game
Career:  477 balls
Streak:  79 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance:  22,725

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