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5-1-10 Progressive Field

5-1-2010 (54).JPGI wasn’t sure if I was going to go to today’s game at Progressive Field.  After continuously checking the weather forecast throughout the morning, it looks like rain that had been moving through Cleveland would be gone.

I left my house a little before 1PM and was first in line at 3PM.  When I peeked through the gates, I saw this:
5-1-2010 (1).JPG5-1-2010 (51).JPGand an even better picture, with a clear view of the Target Field Balls:
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Afterwards, we would all go our separate ways.  I chose to go to the Twins bullpen area.  I had noticed a ball laying in the bullpen.
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It was a little too far out to do the glove trick, so I elected to wait and see if I could get the ball tossed up to me.

Pitching coach Rick Anderson made his way into the bullpen,
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and tossed me up ball #8 of the day.

During the game, I started in left field foul territory,
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For lefties, I sat over in right field.
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And I stayed on the home run porch occasionally for righties.
5-1-2010 (76).JPGI stayed until the very end of the game – the 11th inning.
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And watched the Indians win in exciting walk off fashion:
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Also, this was likely the last game that I’ll have the #1 game on mygameballs.com, as Zack Hample is poised to remove me from the top spot on Monday.
progressive leaders.jpgHere are today’s baseballs:
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And the sweet spots:
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STATISTICS:
Game:  8 balls (5 hit, 3 thrown)
Season:  69 balls (43 hit, 13 thrown, 7 device, 6 found)
Games: 10 games
Average:  6.90 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 3
Career:  647 balls
Streak:  106 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance:  13,832

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