Tagged: George Kottaras

Friday, October 1 2010, Brewers V.S. Reds @ Great American Ballpark

My day started with me waking up at 5 AM to head to Miller Park to pick up my buddy Kenny. We left Miller Park around 6 and were on our way to Cincinnati for the 3 game homestand against our Milwaukee Brewers. I was very excited to go to Cincinnati and talk with some of the Brewers and get some autographs. We arrived at our hotel in Cincy around 2 PM ET time. As soon as we got checked in we went to the players entrance to try for some autographs and some pictures. I started off the day with a Casey McGehee autograph and picture as well as autographs from Craig Counsell and Trevor Hoffman and pictures with all of them and Alcides Escobar. I learned that either Ryan Braun, 1) Is not very observant at Miller Park, 2) Has a mental problem, or 3) Like to lie and is a flat out dick. I said Hi to him and asked him if he remembered Matt and I shouting during BP Ay Brauny! Every single day we are there and he said no I don’t remember that. I am starting to dislike him more and more every day. Here’s so pictures of the start of the day.

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So the gates opened at 5:40 and they would not let me stand by the dugout so I went to talk to Jeremy Jeffress and asked when he wanted to play catch. He said we couldn’t do it during BP but he’d figure something out. So I went on the Prowl for my 300th Career Baseball. I placed myself in LF Center Field with Weeks up to bat. Swing, and a DEEP fly ball. It hit off the top step and into the concourse hitting a wall and bouncing back and rolled down the stairs right to be for BASEBALL #1 and career baseball #300. I was happy. But seconds later Braun hit one and I dove over the seats to catch it on the fly for BASEBALL #2 and Trevor Hoffman was watching me catch it.

I decided to move over to Left Field to play some lefties and to see what would happen.

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This would be my view and BASEBALL #3 and BASEBALL #4 would get tossed to me by Brandon Kintzler and Joe Inglett. I would proceed to catch another baseball on the fly for BASEBALL #5 off the bat of George Kottaras. Jeremy was happy when I caught the ball and I gave him a fist pump. That was my 304th career baseball and 150th of the year.

For the game this was our view:

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One homer was hit in the game and it was Weeks deep to CF. We came close to 2 at the wall but that was it. Good day #1 in Cincinnati.

5 Baseball’s, 3 batted (2 on the fly), 2 toss up’s

Season Total: 150

Games: 39

Season Avg: 3.85

Career Total: 304

Sunday, August 8 2010, Brewers V.S. Astros

The gates opened and Matt and I wondered to the LF bleachers to see the Brewers getting ready to take BP. The first group is all lefties but one in Carlos Gomez. We decided to go to RF to play for Kottaras. Sure enough he smoked one over my head and I ran up the stairs to see it ding around in the second level concourse and I ran over to pick it up for BASEBALL #1.

That put me one baseball closer to 250 as I was sitting on 248 after that pick up. The Brewers second group took BP and then the Astros came out and took BP. I had never seen both teams take BP on a Sunday. Granite the Brewers only had 2 sessions but it was something different. I decided to park myself down the LF line on the first level to try and get an Astros toss up. I had to keep an eye on foul balls just in case as well. Sure enough, crack off the bat a foul ball is tailing my way and I leaned over the railing as far as possible and made the play! BASEBALL #2! That was the first BP foul ball I had ever caught. I thought it was kind of cool. But, that was it for the day and it was a scorcher in the bleachers. The Crew took the game 11-6 to sweep the Astros.

2 baseball’s, both batted up

Season Total: 95

Games: 26

Season Avg: 3.65

Career Total: 249

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Saturday, May 29 2010, Brewers V.S. Mets

I came to the ballpark thinking today was going to be a great ****** day for ballhawking. Hence the fact that the Mets are a high market team and normally no matter how hard I try with high market teams they are that giving. My day started getting autographs courtesy of Joe Inglett, Randy Wolf, George Kottaras and Casey McGehee! Signed in Gold paint pen on my Brewers Authentic helmet.

The normal routine to Friday’s was taken today and it was a lame batting practice. The Brewers were not hitting or throwing anything up. I asked Marco Estrada for a baseball and when he would not give it to me I asked him for his water bottle in Spanish and he tossed it up to me. He and I both thought it was funny.

After Brewers BP ended and I was still sitting on a goose egg I went up to the LF Loge Bleachers and recieved BASEBALL #1 from an unidentified Mets player. During the rest of BP I misjudged 3 more on the fly, 2 that I really had a chance on. It was a horrible day and I was just kicking myself. I guess if I go in with a bad attitude I’ll have a bad outcome. That’s the last time I do that.

During the game Corey Hart hit a Grand Slam Homerun in the top of the 1st inning and put the Brewers on top 4-1! Then the next time he was up he hit a 2-run bomb that just missed my buddy Matt’s glove! Corey Hart has been hot of late and the Brewers were finally starting to pick it up a bit until this last series with the Fish.

My View for the Game:
view 5.29.10.jpgFirst row of the bleachers and an isle seat. During the game Jason Bay hit a ground rule double and lately the players aren’t throwing game balls into the stands and I’m not sure why. They have been throwing them into the bullpen and it’s kinda frusterating. Anyways, I have a few more picutres. Peace Out.
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1 toss up, and a water bottle

Season Total: 50

Season Avg: 3.85

Career Total: 204

Brewers Win 8-6
Next game is June 12 against the Texas Rangers!