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With the Pirates having an off day, and Cleveland facing a 60% chance of storms, I decided to take a trip to a stadium I had yet to visit. Nationals Park.
I recruited several ballhawks from PNC Park to make the trip with me – Nick, Andrew, and Jamie.
After four hours and twenty three minutes, we were at the park.
And were the first ones in line at the Center Field gate, which opens at 4:35.
Game: 11 balls (4 hit, 1 thrown 6 device)
Season: 305 balls (155 hit, 91 thrown, 59 device)
Games: 63 games (7 of which didn’t have BP)
Average: 4.84 balls per game
Career: 471 balls
Streak: 78 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
I was right.
My mission was to avoid getting shut out for the first time since August 2008. I began the day in the bullpen area waiting for two Rockies pitchers to finish their side sessions. When the pitchers were done throwing, they handed them to the bullpen coach, who then tossed them into the bag. I put in a request, but it was ignored.
I then went to the right field line as Rockies pitchers began to throw. Many pitchers threw in doors today, but some came outside to catch. I first lined up behind Jason Hammel and Taylor Buchholz (? i think).
Game: 1 Ball
Season: 120 Balls
Games; 24 Games (20 with BP, 4 without)
Average: 5.00 Balls per Game
Career: 286 Balls