The week started with me texting my cousin Wiley asking him how many baseballs he guessed I’d get from game to game. Most of the games he was right in guessing. We had fun with that. Anyways Monday (9/20) Matt and I went to Brewers BP as usual. I got Brewers September call up Jeremy Jeffress to toss me a baseball as well as Reds Edinson Volquez when the gates opened. During Reds bp I caught one on the fly and picked one up as it was bouncing around the bleachers putting me at 4 on the day.
After getting 13 the day before I had a hunch that today would be some type of hangover. Yeah, it was. I got a toss up from Alcides Escobar at Friday’s and a Reds pitcher tossed me up a baseball after I was lining up to catch a ball off the bat in the bleachers and some random guy came over and swated it before it hit my glove. Nick stuck up for me and the Reds players were a bit confused as to why he did it and tossed me a ball. So I only ended up with 2 on the day. 😦
The next day we went was Thursday and I was hoping for a better day than the 2 that I had the day before. I got Burke Badenhop to toss me up a baseball as well as old Brewer Mike Rivera, and Marlins OF Cameron Maybin and Pitcher Jose Ceda after Lorenzo Cain under threw me in the Tundra Section in the first inning. I ended at 4 on the day to end it. The Brewers Sausages decided to race on some Harley’s as well before the game. Haha!
The last day out of this home stand attending BP was the Saturday home game against the Marlins. (9/25) We got sat under the overhang in Friday’s. A ball got hit in the net and I proceeded to do all I could to try and get the baseball. After Brewers P Mark Rogers saw me struggling he tossed me a ball, but in that time I was trying to use Matt’s glove to grab the baseball out of the net because it was longer and I ended up catching Rogers toss up in Matt’s glove. I thought that was funny. I thought I was going to drop it. I then took a menu to the ball in the net and rolled the ball up as far as I could and grabbed it. During Marlins BP I ended up catching a Cameron Maybin BP HR on the fly and got Pitcher Burke Badenhop to toss me another baseball for the 2nd straight day. 4 to end the series in Milwaukee for the year.
27 baseballs in the homestand, 7 easter eggs, 11 toss up’s, 9 batted up.
Season Total: 145
Season Avg: 3.82
Career Total: 299…
Good thing I have a trip to Cincinnati to see the Brewers play the reds left being stuck at 299 career baseballs. Jeremy Jeffress told me he’d play catch with me in Cin so hopefully that racks me up Baseball 300!
This was a day that with the weather so nice outside I knew Fridays would be rediculously packed. And I was right it was. So I had figured I’d end up with jack squat in Brewers BP. And in all, it was a Friday so I had figured I’d do bad overall. Boy was I wrong. I’m going to get straight to the point on most of them.
First 3 mins of Brewers BP. Bush hits a fly ball by Todd Coffey and he throws up BASEBALL #1.
Then when the first group of big hitters were up Hardy hits a bomb into Friday’s and no one was paying attention so I grabbed it off the bounce. BASEBALL #2.
Then next time Hardy was up crack I catch it on the fly.BASEBALL #3. The old guy next to me yelled at me and was calling me innapropriate names lol because I already had three baseballs. With more yet to come.
Then my main man Mark DiFelice threw one up. BASEBALL #4.
Then to end the Brewers BP I jumped over the railing of Friday’s to grab a Bill Hall Hr ball. BASEBALL #5.
So I went and threw on my Reds hat.
I said Hey to Edinson Volquez and he gives me a thumbs up and shoots me a baseball right away. BASEBALL #6.
So I chugged over to RF where reds SS was shaggin’ fly balls. He saw me and I got BASEBALL #7! I AM NOW ONE AWAY FROM MY CAREER HIGH! I HAVE TO REACH IT I SAY TO MYSELF!
So I ran to LF by Francisco Cordero. Tosses up BASEBALL #8. Now I’m thinking to myself… Do I stop trying so hard or go and try to get more.
I went back up to the LF bleachers and hollared at Micah Owings. He then threw BASEBALL #9 up and I had just reached my record! I was PUMPED!
Then to cap it off I reached double digits with Mike Lincoln throwing me BASEBALL #10!
Sooooooo Today was a great day!
9 Thrown up, 1 Bp Hr ball caught on fly
Season Total: 63
Season Avg: 3.9
This day started off at Friday’s too. I’m going to be brief because was over a month ago that this had happened.
So i was walking by RF on my way to LF. Not Really paying attention to what was going on in the field. All of a sudden I hear a ball whizz past my head. I ran over and grabbed it! BASEBALL #1. It was hit by Brewers prospect Brad Nelson.
Then I went to Friday’s. Crack a ball hit in the Midwest Airlines area. I jump the rail of Friday’s and go and Grab it. Rickie weeks Hr Ball during BP. BASEBALL #2!
Little did I know three hits later he does it again and I hop the rail again! BASEBALL #3!
I was pumped. 3 Balls in like 20 mins already. It then slowed down until Kendall came up and he git one in the LF gap during BP which Coffey then scanned to throw it to someone. I threw my arms up and BASEBALL #4 was in my glove!
Then During Reds BP I had one thing of luck. Edinson Volquez got a ball hit to him and I screamed Edinson, OVER HERE! He looked at me and threw it to me over a crowd of people. BASEBALL #5!
3 Hit out and snagged, 2 thrown up
Season total: 13
Season Avg: 3.25