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6-16-09 Progressive Field

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I made another trip to Cleveland to attempt to improve upon my four ball showing from yesterday.

I got to the ballpark an hour early to ensure that I would be at the front of the line. 
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The ball was in a little divit, so it took about 3-5 minutes of jostling the ball around until I finally had ball #7 in my grasp.  The ball had “Expect to Win,” written on it.

I received my final ball, ball #8,  of the day off of the bat of Mat Gamel.  He hit a high fly ball to right center that I camped out underneath and made an easy catch.    This particular ball had the phrase, “Best Catch Ever,” written on it.  It made me smile.  I was thinking to myself, “Yea, that was a pretty nice catch.”

I like how the Brewers write these crazy things on their baseballs.  It’s unique.  It’s different. 

When the game began, I went over to the Home Run Porch in left field.  The closest any ball came was a Ryan Garko foul
ball that traveled about 350 feet.  I was about 25 feet away from it and lost a foot race to the spot.

I left about half way through the game.

Today’s baseballs:
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The sweet spots:
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STATISTICS:
Game:  8 Balls (7 hit, 1 device)
Season: 188 Balls (94 hit, 67 thrown, 27 device)
Games:  36 Games (4 without BP)
Average:   5.22 Balls per Game
Career:  354 Balls
Attendance:  22,986

5-5-09 PNC Park

100_1175.jpgHappy Cinco de Mayo!

I attended today’s game with my wife.  I had to wait for her to get home for work, so we didn’t get to the stadium until 4:55 PM, just in time before the 5 PM gate opening.

Usually I get 1 ball during the Pirates portion during the week (they only hit for about 10-15 more minutes after the gates open).  Today, though, I had 4 balls by 5:04.  I’ve never gotten off to a start like that in my life.

Ball #1 was tossed from Nyjer Morgan. 
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STATISTICS:
Game:  10 balls (4 hit, 4 thrown, 2 device)
Season:  84 balls (32 hit, 43 thrown, 9 device)
Games: 16 games (13 with BP, 3 without)
Average:  5.25 balls per game
Career: 250 balls
Attendance: 9,775

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