Another common/silly mistake
I was just watching the Braves-Phillies game on TBS. It was raining. The crowd thinned out in the last few innings. The cameras were showing the fans running through the empty rows of seats for foul balls–except no one was actually running UNTIL the balls landed.
Don’t make this common mistake.
Just like a major league fielder, you need to get a good jump on the ball. Just make sure you do the following three things:
1. Sit in a row directly behind or in front of the main aisle so you can move left and right.
2. Sit at the end of the row so you can move up and down the stairs.
3. Glance at the staircase and aisle before each pitch to make sure there’s no one in your way…then, if a ball is hit in your direction, you can jump up and start running toward it with nothing to fear.
I’m always aware of my surroundings. Look at this pic…
It shows an obnoxious fan on his cell phone, walking along and blocking my aisle to the right of the best foul ball spot at Shea Stadium (and blocking everyone else’s view in the process).
Hey, buddy, ever heard of that thing called the concourse?