Friday’s above the bullpen was bought out for batting practice and the game… So we got stuck in the Home Run Porch under the awful overhang. Anything had to be coming on a line to reach us. Carlos Gomez was up to bat and I was talking to Marcus Hanel out in Left Field and as I was talking to him I caught a Carlos Gomez ball on the fly for BASEBALL #1.
That was it for the time at Friday’s and @ 5 the doors opened for all to go to the bleachers. I went up and quickly for baseballs and spotted a goose egg for BASEBALL#2.
The next group to come to bat was Braun,Escobar, and two lefties. I was standing about 4 rows back in the isle in Left Center Field and Braun cracked one off of the bat and I thought the 2 people in front of me would nab it but I somehow got my glove in between and caught BASEBALL #3 on the fly and that was it for the day.
3 Baseballs, 2 batted on fly, 1 goose egg
Seaston Total: 53
Season Avg: 3.79
Career Total: 207
Wow this day was packed and Pujols hit a ball in bp over Bernie’s slide! It was crazy. But a bad day for balls at the park.
View from my seats today…
Haha we baked in the sun today.
So My day was pretty lame during bp. So to sum it up I got a baseball thrown up from Marcus for my one and only baseball of the day. But the Brewers won so I’m happy!
Season Total: 51
Season Avg: 3.64
Avg is slowly going down. Brewers are starting to know me and throw me less because I’m there all the time. I gotta step my game up!
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
View from my seat for the day:
So I walked into Miller Park and immediately I hollar at Marcus Hanel Because he said he’d give me a ball today. And he says, HEY LOOK! I see coming towards me as I’m in the first row bleachers a Mike Cameron BP Hr Ball, BOOM Lands just over my glove, pick up behind me BASEBALL #1.
2 Thrown up, 1 Hit it bleachers and I grabbed
Season Total: 4
Season Average: 2