This day was insane. We went early for autographs and got a few. Then we came into Friday’s at our normal time. Right when I sat down David Weathers strode into the bullpen. There was 2 baseballs. He proceeded to throw me one for BASEBALL #1 of the day, and the other one to Happy. Haha! I was pumped feeling a good day especially after being in there for 2 minutes or less and already got a baseball in the bags.
So then I saw Jesus Colome in CF fielding the fly balls during batting practice. I shouted out a quick what’s up Jesus and he turned around and waved. Can you guess where the next baseball ends up? Yup. In my glove for BASEBALL #2.
Fielder…. was just jockin’ on those baseball’s bitch a$$es today. He shot one out of a cannon into the first row of the Dew Deck. I kept my eye on that the rest of BP. It was my mini obsession for a half hour. I left Friday’s 6 minutes early. Hauled my *** up the stairs because that’s what I do. Im quick like a cat! Asked the lady if I could look for a ball I saw hit up here. She’s like sure…? But I doubt there’s any up here. I ran to where I say it hit and picked up that egg! The people were like wow who hit that. I was like uhhhh my homie Prince yo. BASEBALL #3. Great day so far. Then I ran to the line and got Prince’s autograph!
So I heard from Happy that Brandon Moss a Pirates OF was paying off Pirates fans. So I ran to RF and hollared his name. He turned around and I waved and he waved back. Next baseball he scanned the bleachers to find me and found me and I got BASEBALL #4.
Then as I was walking by Friday’s I heard a ball hit in the tables and I jumped over the railing and quickly grabbed it for BASEBALL #5.
While I was over there I saw Pirates pitcher Matt Capps in the OF. Shouted his name and asked for a baseball when it came to him. Sure enough like always he tossed me up BASEBALL #6 of the day and I still wasn’t done!
Somehow I don’t recall where I think it was in the RF bleachers I got a toss up from Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton and That’s when Pirates BP ended and I had BASEBALL #7.
Our seats were a treat! We had a drunk guy in front of us and it was just hilarious. I barely even watched the game because of this guy: youtube.com/watch?v=4V5JHC5HNSY&feature=related ……………………. There’s like 3 other ones too. I ended up getting a Braun toss up after catch resulting in BASEBALL #8. and this drunk guy constantly bitched at me to give him the baseball. It was hilarious. I never gave it to him. lol
6 toss up’s, 2 easter eggs
Season Total: 115
Season Avg: 3.59
Career Total: 135
We went to Friday’s today and sat under the Harley Davidson deck. Weeks has just had a be-line for me the past few times I was here. Hopefully he had his target locked in on me again… CRACK here comes the ball bounces in the bullpen back on the field where Mike Cameron just happends to be standing. I said Mike! Right here! he tossed it up. BASEBALL #1.
Then after his group is done. Braun and company come up to bat. He hit one right in the Midwest Airlines peak and I hopped over the railing and hauled *** for the ball. BASEBALL #2 (That’s hard to believe I can do). Braun’s first HR BP ball I have gotten!
So Casey McGehee was in left center shaggin’ balls. I said hey casey, I have the same name as you. I asked him how he spelt it just to spark a conve. He hollared C-A-S-E-Y. I was like YEAHHHHHH! Next ball he got. Had mine and his name, all over it. BASEBALL #3.
BOOM! Cameron crushes one to center field just like he had just done with the ball McGehee threw me up. I hollared at Chris Duffy and he tossed one up. BASEBALL #4. I was on a roll today. That’s number 48 of my career, keep that in mind.
The Braun came ot LF to take field some balls. Kendall hit one. Braun Threw it right up when I said, HEY RYAN! BASEBALL #5. I was siked, 5 baseballs in just the Brewers BP. Could I break my record that I got last night?
Then I stood in RF for a while watching picther from the night before Jeff Karstens shag fly balls. It took a while but I got ball number 50!!!!!!! thrown up from him! BASEBALL #6 of the day.
Then Evan Meek proceeded to throw me up one about ten minutes later. BASEBALL #7. I had just tied my record in a game. That I had just gotten last night. I was now on the run for number 8…
So I went to my main man of Pittsburgh, Tyler Yates. I said hey Tyler, can I get a ball today? You don’t have to give me one tomorrow. He said how many did you get yesterday. I lied and said 1. He said that’s all I need. I said come on. So the next batt Matt Capps fielded and Tyler called for the ball from him. BASEBALL #8. It was my new record and I was done for the day. Still is my current record. The next day game he signed that same ball for me then.
All 8 thrown up.
Season Avg: 4.5