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8-19-10 PNC Park

Before heading to PNC Park, I stopped off at a baseball field near my house to take some swings.
swing 81910.jpgPanoramic of the field:
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STATISTICS:
Game:  4 balls ( 3 hit, 1 thrown )
Season:  458 balls (231 hit, 99 thrown, 61 device, 61 found)
Balls in the month of August:  107
Games: 70 games
Average:  6.54 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career:  1,036 balls
Streak:  166 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance: 15,783

8-18-10 PNC Park

I got on the board before the gates opened today.

I was standing on the Riverwalk waiting for a home run to land on the concourse, but left around 4:50 to head back up to the gate.  Just as I left, a passerby informed me that I had just missed one.  I turned and saw fellow ballhawk Nick Pelescak knee deep in the weeds, frantically searching for a ball. 

I turned around and jogged back and joined in the search.  After a minute, I found the ball in the weeds, for my first ball of the day.
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Upon entrance to the left field bleachers, I noticed a ball land near the foul pole, so I ran over and scooped that one up for ball #2.
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STATISTICS:
Game:  7 balls ( 4 hit, 2 thrown, 1 found )
Season:  454 balls (228 hit, 98 thrown, 61 device, 61 found)
Balls in the month of August:  103
Games: 69 games
Average:  6.58 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career:  1,032 balls
Streak:  165 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance: 12,242

8-17-10 PNC Park

Luck wasn’t on my side today.  There were at least 8-10 balls that I came up two feet short or less of snagging.  Either balls that were just out of my reach, or snatched up at the last second by random fans.

That said, I did find ball #1 laying near the bullpen when I ran in to get on the board early.

I managed to get Sean Gallagher to toss me a ball, but the ball sailed high, and despite my best effort to catch it by hopping up on a bleacher, it tipped off of my glove and landed several rows behind me.

I tried to grab the ball, but this ballhawk raced over and grabbed it a split second before I could, despite the ball clearly being tossed to me.
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He also cut my arm with his long fingernails.
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STATISTICS:
Game:  6 balls ( 2 hit, 2 thrown, 1 device, 1 found )
Season:  447 balls (224 hit, 96 thrown, 61 device, 60 found)
Balls in the month of August:  96
Games: 68 games
Average:  6.57 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career:  1,025 balls
Streak:  164 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance: 14,156

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