Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Video of the same fan in the bleachers catching a Yankee homerun two nights in a row

Check out the unbelievable footage below:



That dude lost a lot of cool points with his ridiculous dancing, but what would your reaction be if you caught a HR ball two nights in a row? By a Yankee both times nonetheless.

Anyway, I have a feeling the Yankees are drawing up a rule against this for the new Stadium. "The same fan may not catch a homerun ball on consecutive nights" will be right up there with "all fans must stand and be attentive during God Bless America". I won't even touch the unwritten rule "all female fans in Derek Jeter shirts must be skanky".

UPDATE (9/18/08): As noted in the comments section, this guy is a well-known ballhawk. I never knew this type of person existed, but it takes a lot of the fun out of the feat. Here are some of his stats:
• 7 balls at this game

• 481 balls in 62 games this season = 7.8 balls per game.

• 558 consecutive games with at least one ball

• 124 consecutive games at Yankee Stadium with at least one ball

• 11 game balls this season (not counting game-used balls that get tossed into the crowd)

• 3 game home run balls this season (all of which were caught on a fly at Yankee Stadium)

• 122 lifetime game balls (115 foul balls, 6 home runs, 1 ground-rule double)

• 20 lifetime game balls at Yankee Stadium

• 3,758 total balls
I hope he is somehow making money off of this, otherwise it is a real waste of time and energy.

UPDATE 2:
Zack Hample has a book, a website, and is making TV appearances, so yea, he's making money. Also edited the title since he is not a Yankee fan.

Talk about it in the NYYSI Forums!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This fan is actually a very well known ballhawk. All his details are on his snaggingbaseballs.mlblogs.com.

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Cool points? Who cares, this is a free country and if he chooses to dance, by all means go right ahead. No need to be shy. Zack Hample is great for baseball and baseball is great to Zack Hample.

Ross said...

To the most recent commenter:

Please review your post and then note how ridiculous your life is that you came here to defend your guy Zack when I deducted make-believe "cool points" for his shitty dance.

Awful comments like yours only have a place on this blog to be made fun of.

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