Tagged: Joe Mauer

Tuesday, August 10 2010, Twins V.S. White Sox @ US Cellular Field

This was my second trip to US Cellular Field on the year. The White Sox are battling the Twins in the mits of a pennant race. This should be a fun game especially sporting my Twins apparel. Once again we’d be taking the 2:10 train. Sal, Wiley(He needs to do some blog updating himself), and I. The gates would open a little late at 5:34 and we hustled to the LF Bleachers. I was 1 away from 250 career baseballs and 5 from 100 on the year. Could I do both of the goals on the day?

The first thing I did was run over to the bullpen down the LF line and I spotted a ball that was gettable with a device. So i pulled it out (lolz) and I retrieved BASEBALL #1 and my 250th baseball of my career! I would have rather had my 250th tossed to me or caught but I’ll take what I can get.

Then I went over the the first row of LF and got Twins Pitcher John Rauch to toss me a baseball for BASEBALL #2 on the day. In the matter of about 7 or 8 minutes.

After that I roamed to RF because the power house lefties in Jason Kubel and Joe Mauer were taking BP. I was standing about 8 rows back and ended up catching me one on the fly while almost being tackled. BASEBALL #3. The Twins fan in the front row goes, ” OH! and the Twins fan catches over all of the White Sox fans!” I just laughed and gave him the “head nod”.

My last ball came via the “cup trick” as well and it put me at BASEBALL #4 on the day and I was sitting at 1 baseball from 100 on the year.

The Twins would go on to blast the White Sox 12 to 5 hitting 4 home runs during the game. Including a JJ Hardy bomb which was kind of nice to see a former Brewer taking it to a Chicago team.
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new friend.jpgWiley and Sal Decided I made a new friend at the train station. Haha
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4 Baseballs, 2 device, 1 toss up, 1 batted

Season Total: 99

Games: 27

Season Avg: 3.67

Career Total: 253

Friday, May 21 2010, Brewers V.S. Twins @ Target  Field

We started a 6 hour drive to Minneapolis at approx 8:00 in the morning. On our way we had to find something to entertain ourselves. Nothing better that making a sign or two to post on the window. Our first sign read this:
Surprisingly, it was mostly senior citizens that we had honk at us. But, if people didn’t honk we posted up the new sign that read, “I guess not…”. We only had one guy that told us we were number 1 if you know what I mean. It kept us entertained for the 6 hour ride which only felt like 2.

After we arrived at the Holiday Inn Metrodome we took a shuttle over to the nearest rain station at paid 50 cents for out downtown tick and go to see this happen:
car crash.jpgYup, we witnessed a car crash. The squeal of the tires and the BOOM! The guy across from the train station says,”That Son of a Bitch in that white van (it’s a white truck…) ran that red light!” It was quite comical after they were ok. And we also saw the Metrodome which blended into the dark blah sky.
Metrodome.jpgAfter that when we arrived to Target Field we took a walk around the park, into the gift shop. We also then went into the skywalk and looked around for a bit. When I went to Gate 34 this was my view:
Gate 34.jpgBeautiful Target Field in front of my eyes! When the gates opened 2 hours ahead of time I quickly snagged BASEBALL #1 off the bat of Twins star Joe Mauer. It was a shot hit into the second deck.

After that I decided to go down by the Brewers dugout because I don’t get to see them that up close at home. I’ll start off with a few pictures:
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Rickie Weeks was walking out after warming up with Alcides Escobar and he had a baseball in hand. As he was just passing third base I was standing behind the dugout and I yelled for Rickie waved my hands and he threw me BASEBALL #2!

After that I went up to the Home Run Porch for BP and sucessfully snagged BASBEBALL #3 off the bat of Ryan Braun. The Brewers got smoked in a 7 run 1st inning and ended up loosing 15-3. Not a good day for the Brew Crew. I’ll say good bye with some pictures!
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3 total baseballs, 2 batted up, 1 tossed up

Season Total: 42

Season Avg: 3.8

Career Total: 196