2014 Ballhawking Goals

Happy 2014, everyone! On New Years, everybody makes resolutions so I figured I would post mine. Last year, I wrote this entry in March but, i have some stuff planned for that time so I figured New Years would be perfect. First off, I’m going to assess my goals from 2013 and see how I did.

I wanted to get 154 balls, or an average of seven in 22 games. I averaged a little over 8, but in 19 games so, I was one baseball under my goal, with 153. That’s a little disappointing.

I wanted 150 autographs, which I was convinced I could get for some reason. If you haven’t inferred this from my other entries, I DO NOT collect autographs and in fact, I try to avoid places where there will be autographs because it gets too crowded and lowers my chance to get baseballs. Needless to say, I failed at this goal miserably

I’m not quite sure how t approach this finally one. I said I wanted three commemorative baseballs, which depending on how you look at it, I did succeed in. I got 3 Mets 50th anniversary balls on September 21st, 2013. I didn’t make it clear on if they had to be different so I’m going to say, yes, I succeeded in this goal.


2014 Goals

Go to 8 stadiums- If my plan goes correctly, this should work out. I will definitely be in Philadelphia and Trenton and there is a 90% chance I’m going to Oriole Park, Nationals Park, Citi Field, Coca Cola Park, Coca Cola Field and First Energy Park

Average 8 baseballs per game- This wasn’t a challenge for me last year so I would like  to keep this average up to at least 8.

Snag 160 baseballs- I think I’ll be at 20 games next year so if the previous goal works, this one will too.

Two commemorative baseballs- I’m seeing the Cubs in Philadelphia and I’ll be in Baltimore for a few weekend so I’ll have a few chances to snag commemoratives. To clear up, they don’t have to be different stamps, just different baseballs.

15 autographs- This shouldn’t be too hard because if I happen to see a player signing, I’lll go for an autograph. I got 20 last year so I think this is fair.

Three game balls- 3rd out balls do not count, just fouls and home runs.

And with that, I leave you. Go out and enjoy 2014 everyone! Make the best of this new year.


You should visit First Energy Stadium, home of the Reading Phillies. Really nice.

I would love to but it just doesn’t seem logistical to drive two hours for what seems like bad ballhawking. It looks hard there

Nice goals. That is really disappointing to miss your baseball goal by 1 ball. I think had it been me, I probably would’ve gone to an extra game just because it would’ve been so frustrating to me.

It really frustrating but what makes it worse is that I was at their second to last game of the season so by the time I noticed, the season was over. I din’t even remember that I made goals until a day before I wrote this entry. There’s nothing I can do about it except for try to get my goals next year successfully completed

Good luck this season! Happy ballhawking!

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