Sunday, May 25, 2008

C'mon guy - save some balls for the other out of towners!

First off, a little announcement - I will be heading out of town for a week (Vegas and Seattle), so the blog may be a bit quiet for the next week or so. Don't worry - I'm not quitting the blog. As a matter of fact, NYYSI will be visiting Safeco field in Seattle next Friday night to see the woeful Mariners take on the surging Tigers. Should be fun.

Anyway, on to the post. Our friend "CanoHoops" from the NYYSI message board visited the city from out of town this weekend and wanted to share his story of Friday and Saturday's games with the Yankee Stadium Insider readers. Click here to read the full story.

In a separate thread, Matt (CanoHoops) mentioned that he got a ball in batting practice on Friday night - that is common enough, as a lot of fans get balls in batting practice. Then, he came back on Saturday with a foul ball from during the game. Lucky guy right? Well, it turns out that he has a history of getting balls when going to baseball games.

Wrigley field, I caught a foul ball in the 10th inning a couple years ago.
Fenway Park 2005, Robinson Cano coming off the field throws me a baseball
Yankee Stadium today, I caught an Ichiro batting practice homerun.

Three of the most historic parks, and I've got a ball at each!
I have gotten a couple of foul balls in my years, but this is pretty amazing, especially considering that he got ANOTHER ball after he created that post. I'm sure there are a lot of jealous fans out there who want to go to a game with Matt.

Hey, maybe Matt has secretly started my foul ball tracker project? Maybe Matt will be kind enough to tell us what section he was in if you ask him over at that thread in the forums.

One other note - Kaybli's copy of Paint Shop Pro went corrupt on him, which is why he hasn't been contributing his hilarious photoshops lately. If anyone wants to write in and help donate some money so the poor guy can buy a new version, feel free. I for one miss his work. He tried doing it with the regular Paint and it just isn't the same.

Talk about it in the NYYSI Forums!


M-Rod said...

have fun at Safeco it's probably the nicest park i have ever been to. make sure to loadup on the garlic fries.

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