Results tagged ‘ Sean Gallagher ’

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

8-17-10 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

8-8-10 PNC Park

My plan for today was to go and search the Riverwalk weeds/tall grass for baseballs.  If I found one, my streak in tact, I would enter the stadium and try and get a few more baseballs, regardless of if there was batting practice or not.

There were a good number of balls that left the stadium the previous two days, and I had not yet searched outside to see if any got caught up in the grass.

After about five minutes of searching, I saw this:
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It was ball #1.
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STATISTICS:
Game:  5 balls (3 thrown, 1 device, 1 found)
Season:  408 balls (211 hit, 91 thrown, 52 device, 54 found)
Games: 62 games
Average:  6.58 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career:  986 balls
Streak:  158 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance: 22,716

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