321 down, 0 to go.
During the off-season, I started taking last year’s balls over to my parents’ place, little by little.
On December 10th, I took 50…
On February 5th, I hauled off another 50…
I wanted to get rid of the remaining 221 balls, but I held off because I was told by a filmmaker (who happens to be a former NFL player) that in early April, he was going to interview me again–this time at home–for his documentary about classic video games. The interview, he said, was going to touch on various aspects of my life, including my baseball collection. I was thinking it’d be nice to actually have a few balls here.
Well, the interview recently fell through (at least for now), so I went ahead and schlepped ALL the remaining balls to my parents’ place.
The duffel bag containing them was so heavy and bulky that I had to take a cab just to go seven blocks, and on top of that, I got some much-needed help from my friend Lia.
Before I dumped the balls into Barrel No. 5, I weighed myself twice–once with the duffel bag and once without–and did the math…
71 pounds of balls.
(Maybe more like 70 without the bag itself.)
How much does my entire collection weigh?
70 pounds ÷ 221 balls = .316742081448 pounds per ball.
2,762 balls x .316742081448 = 874.84162895938 pounds.
Let’s round up, eh?
We’ll call it 875.
I own 875 pounds of baseballs.
395 more balls, and I’ll have half a ton.
(Why do I spend my time figuring these things out? I swear, it’s all MLBlogs’ fault. If I didn’t have this blog, I wouldn’t bother. Or maybe that’s just a copout. Or maybe it’s just the fact that it’s 4:32am, and I’m not tired enough to go to sleep, but too tired to actually do anything productive.)
In other being-in-front-of-the-camera news…
A TV guy in Houston just emailed me to say that he stumbled across this blog and read my Minute Maid Park entries (here and here in case you missed ’em) and wants to do a story on me if I’m “planning on making another trip to MMP.” But I’m not. I mean, I hadn’t considered it. I’m making a point of visiting all the ballparks I haven’t yet been to before I start going back to my favorites. It’s just an issue of time and money–nothing major. By the way, I’ve decided to make my trip to PETCO at some point during the final two months of the season.
I’ve been in touch with a producer from SportsNet NY–the new Mets TV network. I usually avoid talking about these things before they happen because they usually end up NOT happening, but anyway, there’s a chance that I’ll be filmed next week at Shea.