Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Baseball Number 5

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I have never caught a foul ball, but I have collected five game used baseballs during my lifetime.  Here are the tales of all five.


Ball number 1
The scene - early 1990s.  Probably '92 or '93.  Thrown out from under the Omaha Royals dugout.  I now have it signed by about ten players.

Ball number 2
Tossed into the stands by Matt Murton, fresh off the bat of Matt Kemp.  Spring Training 2009. 

Ball number 3
Traded for with a bat shard we got from a clubbie.  No worries -- we still had another bat shard to keep.  Omaha Royals season finale, 2009.

Ball number 4
A bullpen catcher flipped a ball over his shoulder, and it rolled to the edge of the new bullpen fence at Werner Park.  I grabbed it after the pitcher was summoned to pitch.  Opening Day, Omaha Storm Chasers 2011.

Ball number 5 (pictured)
Tonight -- tossed to me specifically by Jesse Chavez!  Super nice of him to do so. 



3 comments:

  1. Cool! So what's the chance of getting a Storm Chasers signed ball? Do they do a good job signing before or after the games?

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  2. Darkship, they've been REALLY good about setting up specific times for autograph sessions. Not every game, but every now and then. As far as random encounters before and after games, I haven't seen as much as I had at Roosenblatt. But I may have just missed them! I'll keep my eyes out for it!

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