7/6/13 at Arm & Hammer Park
Everything in this game happened too quickly (see the entry from 6/1/13 at First Energy Park) so not everything is properly documented.
Early on. a foul ball soared over my head. It went to the lawn where I could easily pick it up.
By this time, the Reading Fightin’s pitchers had been throwing for a while.
Over in the right field corner, some trainer or player for the Thunder (look for him in previous entries) threw me my third ball…
… and shortly after, back in left field, Colby Shreve gave me ball four.
Anthony Hewitt was shagging balls in left field.
He picked up one ball and flipped it to me. Then, he flipped me a second ball and then, a third one.
Wow! Thanks Anthony for balls five, six and seven.
I then claimed an eight ball in the trees in left center field.
By the time I was back in left field, another baseball was laying in the grass.
Maikel Franco walked by and on the way, picked up the baseball and flipped it up to me.
In a minute span, I got a homerun in the trees and a tossup from Edgar Duran. That put me at 11 balls for the game.
Once the gates opened, I noticed a ball by the bullpen in right field.
I got a 13th ball from the groundskeeper.
I had perfect seats for a 3rd out ball but,
I got shut out.
I did, however, get a gift card for being the “Tweet Your Seat” winner.
After the game, Reading players signed autographs and I obtained a lot of them.
97 Baseballs caught in 2013 (269 overall)
13 at this game
8Balls Per Game Average
Nine today- Jesse Biddle, David Buchanan, Kelly Dugan, Edgar Duran, Jay Johnson, Hector Neris, Seth Rosin, Juan Sosa, Casey Stevenson
20 this season- Brett Krill, JR Murphy, Rob Segedin, Jesus Tiamo, Blaine Beatty, Kyle Hudson, Chris Petrini, Jordan Guth, Jeb Stefan, Greg Luzinski, Shane Brown, Jesse Biddle, David Buchanan, Kelly Dugan, Edgar Duran, Jay Johnson, Hector Neris, Seth Rosin, Juan Sosa, Casey Stevenson