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Thursday, June 19, 2008

I caught my first foul ball

No, it wasn't at a Yankee game, and no, it wasn't on the fly. But I caught my first foul ball tonight and I was very happy about it.

I went to the Hudson Valley Renegades game (Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays). They had a rain delay last night, so they told the people who went that they could get in free tonight if they showed a ticket stub.

My friend and I went and we were sitting on the first base side of home plate.

Around the sixth inning or so, there was a foul ball hit to my left. I wasn't really paying attention, but my friend was, and he ran over and grabbed the ball. It was pretty exciting because I had never been that close to a foul ball before. I almost caught a bat at a Yankee game, but that's a story for another day.

I was pretty bummed because I probably could've gotten the ball had I been paying attention.

However, my luck changed the next inning. There was a pop foul in front of my section. I stood up immediately, anticipating it landing in my hands. However, it wasn't hit hard enough and smacked the concrete 20 feet in front of me. The ball then bounced high in the air, flying right above me. I jumped, using every inch of my 5-10-ness to snag the ball in front of those sitting behind me.

It was an exciting moment, and it's something I'll always remember. Free baseballs have that kind of effect, I guess.

8 comments:

Greg Cohen said...
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Greg Cohen said...

Congrats man!

I've still never caught a ball.

Andrew Vazzano said...

Congrats buddy!

I got my first a week ago today. Bleachers at Shea, I'll never forget you!

Michael said...

As Michael Kay says when someone hits a foul ball and a little kid catches it

"that's a fan for life"

Now go take a drink!

John102355 said...

Andrew's life is now complete, "let's put a bow on it" LOL

Andrew Fletcher said...

Haha, thanks guys.

Paul M. Fiore said...

You lucky dog you. Congrats, Andy. Like Greg, I also never caught a foul ball.

raven said...

Hope you catch a flying bat next time.

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