Today started similar as yesterday. I would get up at 7 to go to the players entrance and try and get me some autographs. I ended up getting Prince Fielder, Carlos Gomez, Lorenzo Cain, and Rickie Weeks on my Game Homer from earlier this year.
There would be no batting practice today but I walked into the Stadium and picked up 6 baseballs laying on the ground and then got Manny Parra to toss me a baseball to put me at BASEBALL #7 on the day. It would turn out to be a cold day and would rain during the game. Our view for the game was the same as yesterday. After the game Kenny and I went to White Castle and went to Cold Stone Creamery.
I forgot to cover on this in the blog from yesterday. During yesterday’s game this is what the scoreboard looked like for 5 innings:
Can you see it? I’ll zoom in a bit:
That there reads the “Milwaukee Astros” basically. They ended up changing it midway through the game. The Astros were in town the night before.
7 Baseball’s , 6 easter eggs, 1 toss up
Season Total: 157
Season Avg: 3.93
Career Total: 311
This Day started of great and just got greater. I walked into Friday’s and right away Rickie Weeks hit a BP HR ball out of Miller Park onto the sidewalk. A guy picked it up and tossed it thru the doorway to me. It had written on the ball “One Plane Swinger” BASEBALL #1.
Then Brauns group came up to bad. Braun hit a deep fly ball to center field. I hollared at Manny Parra. I was the only one. He threw it right up to me. On the ball is written “Dirt First”. BASEBALL #2. That was number 39 on the carrer.
So now I’m on the prowl trying to get number 40 today! In the meantime Marcus Hanel was i nthe bullpen fooling around. A ball was hit in there and he just fired it up to my glove. BASEBALL #3. NUMBER 40! on the carrer, 20 of the season. It has to be one of the dirties baseballs in my collection.
So Pittsburgh had a good ammount of lefties. Well, at least most of the power hitters are. So once we were let to go wherever we pleased in the park I camped out in RF. I said a few kind words to Pitcher Evan Meek of Pittsburgh and wallah! BASEBALL #4.
So after a while of not getting anything up there I went to LF where Pirates Pitcher Tyler Yates stands, over the past year my friend Matt and I have gotten multiple baseballs from him. He talked to us every game when he was in town last year. So I yelled, HEY TYLER, Do you remember me? He looked at me and said kind, your the kid that was here last year a lot.” I said, Can I get the next ball you get? He gave me a kind gesture the he got one. BASEBALL #5.
Then After Bp I sat in the by the bullpen because there were a few eggs laying in there. Grounds Crew came in and I got one! Yeah! BASEBALL #6.
So, i had figured I was plain old done for the day. I was sitting in section 237 where Braun often throws his ball after catch. Could I get it for the second time this year? 3rd time in the last 2? Yes, in like the 6th inning i made a great grab to get it in a crowd. BASEBALL #7. It had written on it”GRRRRRRRRRRRR”. It made me laugh. The other day I had talked to Braun about it on the peak and he started laughing and said it was great I caught that ball. That was career ball number 44. No where near close my buddies Happy(http://thehappyyoungster.mlblogs.com) and Shawn(http://REALTALK.MLBlogs.com). So I was done for the day. But 7 was the most I had ever gotten to that point!
1 Hit out and Thrown to me, 6 thrown up
Season Total: 24
Season Avg: 4