6/17/09 at Kauffman Stadium

I expect to snag at least 10 balls at every game. I talked about that in my previous entry, remember? I also said that something has to go wrong in order for me not to snag that many.

Well, yesterday, something nearly went horribly wrong at the start of the day, and then I had to deal with two unexpected challenges soon after.

Speaking of the start of the day, here I am outside the left field gate:

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The stadium opened at 4:30pm–two hours and 40 minutes before game time–and soon after I ran inside, I nearly sprained/broke my ankle. What happened was…I stepped onto a little concrete ridge on the upper concourse, not realizing that it WAS a ridge. I thought it was a platform that extended out at that height, so when I took a step forward, my right foot rolled off the edge, and as a matter of instinct, I gave with it and nearly fell down in the process. The right side of my ankle hurt a little bit right after, and I was scared out of my mind. It seemed to be okay, but I wasn’t sure if there was going to be a delayed reaction of pain, or if it was going to get worse as I kept running around.

Jona was with me (she’s the one who took all these photos) and she told me to “be careful” and “take it easy,” but those are phrases that mean nothing to me when I’m inside a major league stadium–especially one as awesome as the New K–so I just started doing my thing and running all over the place as if nothing was wrong. Somehow, thankfully, the slight pain in my ankle actually went away.

I started off by running out to left-center and peeking over the outfield wall to see if there were any balls on the warning track:

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Nope. Nothing. And I should probably mention the first of my two challenges: the Royals hadn’t started hitting yet. The previous day, when I ran inside, batting practice was already in progress, but this time the place was dead.

That turned out to be a good thing.

I headed over to the lower level of the Pepsi Party Porch in right field…

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…and ended up playing catch with Kyle Farnsworth for more than five minutes! I’m not exaggerating. I just asked him straight-up if he wanted to play catch, and he tossed me the ball he was holding. Then, after I caught it, he held up his glove to indicate that he wanted me to throw it back. (Normally, when I ask guys to play catch, they’ll toss me the ball and then just let me keep it right away.)

Here’s a photo of Farnsworth throwing the ball to me…

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…and here I am firing it back:

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I didn’t have much room to work with; after every throw I had to make sure not to follow through all the way so that my hand wouldn’t whack the metal railing.

I managed to avoid getting hurt, and all I can say about the whole thing is…it was amazing. Jona switched her camera to movie mode and got several minutes’ worth of video. When I have more time (perhaps this coming weekend), I might put it on YouTube. I don’t know yet, but anyway, I’ve played catch from the stands on many occasions, and the only time that rivals this one was the Heath Bell Experience on 9/29/05 at Shea Stadium. THAT was awesome because Bell was shouting playfully at me and crouching down and calling balls and strikes, and there was a small audience of fans that gathered near me in the seats…but this throwing session with Farnsworth was great because it was calm. Once we started, he and I never talked. We were just two guys throwing the ball back and forth. Nothing needed to be said. Baseball was our common, silent language.

As I expected, we stopped throwing as soon as BP started and of course he let me keep the ball.

I headed to the upper level of the Porch and got Luke Hochevar to throw me a ball:

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His aim, however, was off and the ball sailed over my head and landed in the fountains. No big deal. I just pulled out my little water-retrieval-device and reeled it in.

The four-part photo below (starting on the top left and then going clockwise) shows how it all went down:

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Someone left a comment on my previous entry and asked if it’s possible to reach over the railing and grab baseballs out of the water. As you can see in the photos above, the answer is no…although at one point, over in left field, a fan climbed over the railing and sprawled out on that green/gray concrete ledge, and he grabbed a couple balls out of the water before I had a chance to snag them with my device. Security wasn’t around when he did that. That’s how he got away with it. I don’t recommend climbing over. I talked to a few different ushers who said that fans who go in the water are punished just like fans who run on the field: a night in jail and a $1,500 fine. It’s not worth it for a BP ball, but for a walk-off grand slam? I’d consider it.

Back to the Hochevar ball…

After I reeled it in, I put it in a Ziploc bag so it wouldn’t soak everything else in my backpack:

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See the plastic shopping bag in the photo above? First of all, it’s a Fairway bag. Best food market ever. There’s one right near me in NYC on Broadway and 74th Street. Secondly, I brought it with me to the stadium so that I could keep the device from leaking all over my backpack as well. Water management is key.

My ankle was totally fine, and I ran nonstop all over the place:

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Back in left field, I got Coco Crisp to toss me my third ball of the day. You can see it in mid-air in the following photo:

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Just a few minutes later, Ron Mahay tossed me Ball No. 4, and then I headed back to right field to use my glove trick.

Remember those two challenges I talked about earlier in this entry? The second challenge was security. There was one guard in particular who wasn’t too fond of the trick, and he hurried out to the Porch while my glove was dangling:

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At some stadiums, like AT&T Park, fans are allowed to bring all kinds of crazy contraptions inside, and security doesn’t care AT ALL if people pluck balls right off the field. I realize, however, that not every owner/stadium/city is as cool as San Francisco. If security doesn’t want fans to take balls off the field, fine. I still don’t think it’s “stealing” but whatever. They have a right to draw the line somewhere, so I wasn’t too upset (or surprised) when the guard came over and made me stop. What DID make me mad was when he stopped me from using the trick five minutes later for a ball in the gap in dead center field. There’s nothing in that gap. You know those seven balls that were there the day before? They were STILL there. No one goes back there. There’s no camera. No equipment. Nothing. I strongly feel that fans should at least be allowed to retrieve balls from gaps like this. The guard’s explanation? He didn’t want ME to lower my glove on a string because it would encourage other fans to do it too.

Well, guess what. I have news for that guard: his job is about to get way more stressful. Not only did FSN film me using the glove trick the previous day, and not only did they broadcast that footage for the whole world (okay, maybe just Missouri) to see, but there’s also this wonderful invention called the internet. And then there’s this blog. And then there’s a whole blog entry I wrote a few years ago that shows people exactly how to use the glove trick. Want to see how to do it? Click here. Then take your glove trick to Kauffman Stadium and wreak havoc and tell ‘em Zack sent you. (You might need to specify that it was Zack Hample and not Zack Greinke. He’s still the more famous Zack, but I’m working on it.)

The outfield seemed worthless to me at that point, and I seriously thought my day was going to end with a grand total of six balls, so once the rest of the stadium opened at 5:30pm, I headed to the Royals’ dugout on the 1st base side:

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The Royals were about to finish their portion of BP. I thought I might be able to get someone to toss me a ball on the way in. (In the photo above, do you see the other fan walking through the seats with the white Greinke jersey and the blue backpack? His name is Garrett. More on him in a bit.) What I didn’t consider was finding a ball in the seats:

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Did you notice how sweaty I was?

I felt great after finding that ball and then I got Roman Colon to toss me my 6th of the day a couple minutes later:

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After that, I changed into my Diamondbacks gear, headed out to left field, and snagged two more balls within the next ten minutes or so. The first was tossed by Chad Qualls near the foul pole, and the second was a Mark Reynolds homer that landed in the last row in straight-away left field and then conveniently plopped right down at my feet. There were a bunch of other fans out there at that point, so it’s a good thing the ball didn’t ricochet elsewhere.

Then I heard Jona shouting frantically to get my attention. I was way over near the batter’s eye, and there was a ball that had landed in the fountain. I don’t know how I missed it. It must’ve been thrown because I was paying close attention to the hitters.

I ran over to the ball, knowing that it might sink at any second…

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…and then I lowered my device into the water…

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…and got it!

Moments later, another ball landed in the water (it was a home run and I don’t know who hit it), and I fished that one out as well.

Hoo-haaaa!!! Just like that, I had reached double digits.

Toward the end of BP, Blaine Boyer tossed me a ball in left-center…

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…and then I used my water gadget to fish another ball out of the fountain. It was a home run that I absolutely would’ve caught on the fly, but some guy (who had no business even thinking about catching it) bumped into me at the last second, and the ball deflected off my glove as a result.

That gave me 12 balls.

Garrett, who had recognized me the day before from YouTube, asked me to sign his scorebook, and then we took a photo together:

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Cool guy.

As soon as BP ended, I hurried to the restaurant at the upper concourse in right field and met up with a few guys from the FSN crew. It was time for my pre-game interview. I was drenched in sweat, so I changed into my Royals shirt and hoped that the camera wouldn’t see the embarrassing sweat stain on my butt:

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The sweat stain actually went all the way around my waist, several inches below my belt, but the shirt was just long enough to cover it. You have no idea how hot and humid it was, and how much running I’d been doing during BP. I think I drank three 20-ounce bottles of water during BP, and I never had to use the bathroom. My body just absorbed all that water and sweated out the rest.

The photo above, by the way, was taken as I was being led to the interview location on the left field side. The guy walking next to me (in the black shirt and light tan pants) is named Nate Bukaty. He’s the one who interviewed me. Here we are, right before we went live, down in the camera well next to the bullpen:

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Here’s a photo that Jona took during the brief interview itself:

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I was so amped up at that point (from running around for two hours and snagging a dozen balls and playing catch with a major leaguer and being reprimanded by stadium security) that I ended up being all jittery in the interview. It also didn’t help that I was told right beforehand that the whole interview was only going to last 90 seconds. There was so much I wanted to cover. I wanted to talk about how I’m snagging baseballs for charity, and I wanted to mention my books, especially Watching Baseball Smarter. At the time, I just thought I was being all energetic and fun, but now that I’ve had a chance to watch the tape, I really don’t like how I came off. In fact, I’m downright embarrassed by my performance. I just needed to stand still and slow the HELL down, and I’ve been interviewed enough by now that I should’ve had the presence of mind to take a deep breath and step back from it all for a moment and just…collect myself.

Oh well. The other interview I did during the third inning went better. But before that one took place, I signed a few more autographs…

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…and got Diamondbacks coach Glenn Sherlock to toss me a ball along the left field foul line:

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(No red arrows in the photo above. You can figure out what’s happening.)

I ran back and forth from right field to left during the first two innings, and of course there weren’t any home runs hit.

Then it was time to make my way over for my in-game interview. For some reason, the TV announcers (Ryan Lefebvre and Frank White…yes, THE Frank White) weren’t doing the game from up in the booth. Instead, they were set up on the Pepsi Party Porch near the right field bullpen:

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It’s really a shame. I was looking forward to getting a media credential and then wandering all over the stadium as soon as my interview was done, but because all of my interviews took place in the stands, there were no credentials to be had. Still, it was a total thrill to get to be interviewed during the game. I can’t count the number of in-game interviews I’ve seen where some lucky stiff gets to put on a headset and stand between the announcers and talk about his charity or whatever. Now, for the first time in my life, *I* was going to be that stiff. HA! And unlike all the other stiffs, I was actually going to be fun. I just knew it.

Here’s a look at the announcers from above…

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…and here’s a view from the side:

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That’s Frank White shielding his eyes from the sun. He won eight Gold Glove Awards. Wow.

Here’s a shot that Jona took of me from above, right before I went on the air…

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…and here I am, being interviewed during the actual game. DAMN it was fun:

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I was told that I was only gonna be interviewed during the top of the third inning, and of course, just my luck, the invincible Zack Greinke was pitching. I was sure he was gonna mow down the D’backs one-two-three, and that I’d be told to take a hike as soon as FSN went to a commercial break.

My prediction was half-right: Greinke DID retire the side in order…BUT…two good things happened:

1) Felipe Lopez had an eight-pitch at-bat to lead off, and Justin Upton worked a full count two batters later. So…the three outs took a bit longer than usual.

2) As the third out was being recorded, and as my heart was sinking faster than a baseball in the fountain, Lefebvre said ON THE AIR that I would be sticking around for another half-inning. That came as a total surprise, and I was ecstatic.

It gave me a chance to be a human being and discuss ballhawking without having to rush through my talking points. During the interview, I could hear some producer’s voice in my ear. He was making occasional comments and suggestions to all of us. At one point, he told Lefebvre what to ask me, and another time, he pointed out the fact that I’d been turning my back to Mister Frank White. We were in a commercial break at that point, so I turned and faced White and put my arm around him and offered a sincere apology and told him that since his partner was asking all the questions, I had just been facing him out of instinct. White wasn’t offended, and we laughed about it, and then during the bottom of the inning, I made sure to look at both guys as I told my various stories. Another thing that I did during my interview was…whenever the ball was put into play (or when someone struck out), I had to stop talking and give Lefebvre a chance to do the play-by-play. No one told me to do this. I wasn’t coached at all for this interview. I just did that because I’ve seen enough interviews to know that’s how it’s done.

Here’s another photo taken during the interview:

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Lefebvre and I were both wearing our gloves. White didn’t need one.

“Mine are all made out of gold anyway,” he said. (Awesome.)

The bottom of the third saw five men come to the plate (yay) but two of them hit the first pitch (boo). So…it wasn’t THAT long of an inning, but at least I had a little extra time to do my thing.

Here I am with Lefebvre and White after the interview:

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No, I didn’t ask for White’s autograph. I probably could’ve had him sign all 12 of my balls during the commercial break, but I just didn’t care. I’ve become less and less interested in autographs. It was the experience the mattered. I got to shake his hand three times. Yes, I counted. Yes, I have since washed my hand. And yes, I meant to say “12 of my balls” and not 13; I forgot to mention that after the pre-game interview, I gave away one of the balls to a man in a wheelchair. Normally I only give balls to kids, but this guy was wearing a glove, and he had a leg missing. I couldn’t NOT give him a ball.

For the rest of the game, I kept running back and forth for potential home run balls. Jona sat next to the batter’s eye and held my backpack:

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Mark Reynolds was the only guy who went deep. I should’ve gotten the ball but I was playing him too far toward left-center and he hit it to straight-away left. The ball didn’t reach the walkway. It landed in the second row, so it would’ve been tough, but I still feel like I should’ve had it. And that was the only action for me during the game.

Greinke was very hittable. He struck out nine guys in 6 2/3 innings, but he allowed six runs–four earned–on eight hits and two walks. Not great, but his ERA is still dazzling at 1.96.

Final score: Diamondbacks 12, Royals 5.

I raced to the D’backs dugout with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and:

1) Got coach Jeff Motuzas to toss me my 14th ball of the day

and…

2) Found a crumpled up dollar on the ground as I headed up the steps.

An hour after the game ended, I was in a Denny’s restaurant near the stadium with Jona, and who walked in? Clay Zavada.


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The end. Gotta run back to Kauffman for my third and final game. I’ll get those interviews up on my site at some point soon so everyone can see them. (I’d put them on YouTube, but MLB would take them down for copyright infringement. Duh. I need to have a word with Mister Selig about that…)

SNAGGING STATS:

• 14 balls at this game

• 247 balls in 30 games this season = 8.23 balls per game.

• 599 consecutive games with at least one ball

• 165 consecutive games outside of New York with at least one ball

• 106 lifetime games with at least 10 balls

• 46 lifetime games outside of New York with at least 10 balls

• 4,067 total balls

CHARITY STATS:

• 110 donors (click here and scroll down for the complete list)

• $24.16 pledged per ball

• $338.24 raised at this game

• $5,967.52 raised this season for Pitch In For Baseball

27 Comments

Very nicely done, sir.

“Happy”

COWABUNGA!
Especially for the water-snagger!
You da MAN!

Sweet man! But you’re still shy of 20. A little more effort sir! Just kidding, I only say that ’cause I actually saw first hand how hard you work. Turning out to be a nice trip. You must be part “Stretch Armstrong” or something for your ankle to turn out okay. Keep it up brotha!
Brian
http://txbaseballfan.mlblogs.com

Zack-
It was nice meeting you on Tuesday, and I’m glad to see you have been having a good time in KC. I knew you would have no problem reaching double digits in KC. Although I didn’t catch Wednesday’s game on TV, I talked to several people who mentioned your on-air interview, and it was definitely very well received. Next time youre in town plan an extra day and I’ll take you to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum!

-Kent

I am so glad you got some major props from the KC broadcast guys. Two interviews in one day is amazing for most people, much less a ball hawk.
I have to commend you on the way you do present yourself. Everything I have heard about you is total class and totally about the game and the art of snagging balls too.
Glad MLB and the fans have someone like you to prop up there as a fantastic example of what is good about the game.

Keep up the snaggin’

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

after the 5 1/2 hour rain delay the yankees let the leftover fans go down to the field level

EVERYONE- If any of you friends of Zack have his cellphone, call him and tell him to take some picts of the infield concourse at the New K. I wanna see what it looks like! Thanks.
ZACK- great picts so far and excellent job with the snagging.
Todd
http://cookandsonbats.mlblogs.com

Zack,

Looks like another great day at The K. Loved both of the interviews it did seem like you were running on adrenaline in the first one and you only received a slight roll of eyes when you said Watching Baseball Smarter is really good for girls (not to be sexist). It’s good for everyone!

The third inning interview went really well. I hope you are able to get up to more wandering tonight I really would like your take on the upper level concourse.

Oh, and if you need an adoptive family in KC I’m sure that you would have a place to stay for a chunk of time during baseball season if only you ask… I know I could get you free places to stay, but a complete adoptive family. Tough.

Keep Hawkin’,

Brenda

Zack!
Call me crazy but, are you in Florida? Because if not I just saw some guy who looked exactly like you wearing a D Backs hat exactly like yours. I got on the elevator in the hotel I’m staying at and he was on there. I glanced at him and stared at him while making direct eye contact (awkward), and as soon as he (you) got off the elevator, it occured to me that I should’ve just asked his (your) name. I ran back to my room and looked at “Watching Baseball Smarter” and looked at your picture and convinced myself it was you. I think I’m goin crazy.

Hey Zack, nice work in KC. I’m still in Cincinnati and have one more game tomorrow. My main concern was getting shutout on the trip, but got a ball from Matt Diaz soon after gates opened Tuesday. I then went for home runs the rest of the day and Wednesday, but had TERRIBLE luck. No BP this morning, though it rained anyway. I’ll be in White Sox gear tomorrow and hope to end with a few more.
Great American Ball Park is terrific for BP, but it’s a shame it opens only 90 minutes before game time. I do love the mad search for Easter eggs once it opens LOL.

Two weeks ago, when Clay Zavada was first called up, I remember seeing his glorious face monkey and deciding that I had to get a ball from him. That thing is awesome. I’m so jealous you saw him in person. But I shouldn’t be, because I’ll get my chance when I’m in Arizona for all three games of the Texas Rangers series next week!!!!!!!! (Yeah, that’s right. You heard me.) Is anybody on this blog from Phoenix? If you see me, say hi.

ZACK
Hey tonight on the D-Backs broadcast, they showed a close up of you during the bottom of the ninth. It was for nothing special, they were just showing random D-Back fans and you happened to get shown. Also, they showed a side-view of Chad Qualls and you were visable running from the outfield to the dugout. If I have a chance to watch the replay of the game tomorrow and they don’t cut out those shots I’ll get an image of them to you.
GREG
I’m from AZ, but don’t know if I’ll be able to make it to those games. If I do, I’ll be sure to say hi.

Sounds like a fun day. Was the play-by-play guy the son of former manager, Jim? Maybe I should just look it up on Wiki. Haha. I’ve got an interesting story about an interaction with a former minor league player (late 70s, early 80s) in a wheel from last month that I’ll post about sometime soon. Keep up the good work.

Greg
Red Sox Ramblings: http://thevendahhh.mlblogs.com

Good blogs from KC Zack! I might have to make a contraption to fish balls out of the water fountain. I do not consider that stealing like I consider getting balls off the warning track stealing. I hate hot weather nd K.C. hot is an uncomfortable heat. The Twins play there in late September. Things should have cooled down by then.
http://bigglovebob.mlblogs.com/

EVERYONE-
My final game here in Kansas City was, in a word, great. If you were at Kauffman Stadium last night (June 18th) and you know how many balls I got, please don’t say anything until I have a chance to blog about it. For everyone else, it’s gonna take me a little while to finish the entry…

These posts are definitely helping out a lot for my three-game set at Kauffman, September 3 – 6 against the Angels. By the way, you and I have to discuss this device next time we meet up my friend. I would have emailed you and kept it all confidential, but I’m too lazy to switch browsers right now. Speaking of browsers, I noticed that next to the broadcast table where your in-game interview was conducted, there is a person holding a sign that says, “Zack Attack!” PLEASE tell me that they kept showing the camera this when you were speaking? It is (and was) obviously made up for Zack Greinke, but, you being THE Zack at the booth, it could definitely have been made up for you, and look that way too, fine sir. I can’t wait to see these couple of interviews. Selig gotta approve!

- Donnie
http://donnieanks.mlblogs.com/

Zack,
I must say you were our source of entertainment in the outfield box seats Thursday night as the Royals inept offense was putting us to sleep. Watching you race from side-to-side adjusting to left and right handed hitters was classic.

But, when Arizona centerfielder, Parra, threw that warm up ball over our heads and into the fountains, I actually thought we had a chance to snag the ball before you could get there! Little did I know, (silly me) that you were already camped out there in your D-backs jersey ready to spring into action! When you pulled out your homemade ball water retrieval device, our enthusiasm was quickly dashed. Pretty impressive, I must say!

I hope you enjoyed your stay in KC. Maybe someday I can share how I scooped up George Brett’s infield dirt after winning Game 7 of the World Series in 1985. I still have my jar of World Series dirt proudly displayed at home. Sadly, our last post season appearance!!

Best of luck the rest of the season!
Dolby

hey zack awesome blog. also couple questions for ya im planning on going to the june 22nd mets cardinals game at citi field when does bp start for the home and visitng team also any tips on getting some balls?

How deep is the fountain? If the staff doesn’t clean it out regularly, you could probaby get 100 balls in a day if you created some sort of bottom sweeper out of a pool skimmer! Maybe use an extendable golf ball retriever? I don’t know its worth a shot!

Cant wait to hear about the big third day. I just started my own blog, so if anyones interested check it up. I still have 4 entrys to put up to get up to par. Joe
Heres the link:

baseballexperiences.mlblogs.com

Z- Nice to see all the behind the scenes pix and stories about the Biz; I am a spotter for CBS Golf when they come to Firestone in August, so I ve seen some of what you described.
Saw Carter’s e- mail- sounds like a big time young fan for life. Have a great time. (loved the water retriever.) D—

anyone need a single for citi tuesday? ill get rid of it cheap?

email me gjk2212@yahoo.com

HI Zack! I am new to MLB blogs but I have been reading your site for 2 years! I am also a HUGE Reds fan and Zack Hample fan!

I am also a snagger. I am not very good, though, but after reading your site, I know how to snag balls easier!

I have snagged 5 lifetime balls… bad I know! I am only 11 years old, also.

This year I am going for a weekend trip New York. We are going to a Yankees game. We have seats for section 22 and a couple rows up. They are right by the visitor dugout.
My goal is to get a commerative baseball of the Inagural season of the stadium!

Maybe I could see you there!
Oh Yea, could you mention in your next post about my blog? That would be awesome! Thanks Zack!
-Redsfan101

Does anyone here besides Zack know the following: At Citi Field can you just go to the outfield seats during batting practice (just walk around the concourse until you reach your desired section) or do you have to enter the ballpark through a specific section with an outfield only ticket?

You can go wherever you want on the field level during BP at citi field. You can go into all the outfield sections, the dugout sections, etc. You just won’t be able to get into those sections once BP is over. The park isn’t like shea was, or how dodger stadium is, you don’t need separate tickets. Everything is connected.

Ben

http://jerseyboy.mlblogs.com/

EVERYONE-
Thanks for all the comments. I have read them all (as I always do) but since I’m really pressed for time right now, I’m only going to answer the ones with questions…

MUDDLY17-
Heh, no, that wasn’t me in Florida, but now you have me all curious about who this other guy was.

GREG-
I’m not sure about who the play-by-play guy is related to. Interesting.

DP33HS10-
I answered you on my previous entry (from 6/16/09).

KEEPER14-
It’s only a few feet deep. Interesting thought, but the balls don’t seem to stay down at the bottom of the water day after day. SOMEone must clean ‘em out.

REDSFAN101-
Hey, thanks for leaving a comment. Next time you comment, you can copy and paste your URL at the bottom for everyone to see. I think that’s probably the best way to share your blog with the people who read this one. Good luck at Yankee Stadium. Let us all know how it goes.

MLBWHIZ-
You can go anywhere in the outfield during BP at Citi Field. Doesn’t matter where your ticket is.

Yes, the play-by-play announcer, Ryan Lefebvre, is the son of former major leaguer, Jim Lefebvre.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Lefebvre

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