The hi lite of this final series of the year was the ability to get two of the Baltimore Orioles 25th Year at Camden Yards baseballs.
Things started with a Heberto Andrade toss up for Ball #1. During the rest of the Pirates I came through with two caught homers and a scrum for Ball#2-3-4.
It didn’t take long to get the Baltimore Orioles commemorative as I got one on a scrum up into the upper bleachers, Ball #5. The other was a caught homer, Ball #6.
Last bp, last game of the year.
A final pic with Erik, Jim and Ted. Had a good year with these guys.
I am positive Jim will be back next year.
Erik and myself connected with Heberto Andrade for one last time on the year, Ball #1.
Erik and I purchased a gift box set of Cuban cigars for Herbie, and gave it to him at the bullpen. Herbie is a good dude, I don’t know how it came to getting a baseball from him everyday. I like to think that he just notices that we have a strong love of baseball, are fair in the stands with others, and have many times protected oblivious people from being knocked by incoming baseballs.
I finished my season with two caught homers for Ball #2-3.
I spent a lot of time by the Pirates dugout to check out Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa throw out the first pitch.
Got a baseball signed by Wiz.
During my time waiting on Mr. Paper Plane himself I watched Andrew Mccutchen treat the fans to autographs. I wondered how much longer we would have him in Pittsburgh.
Signing. Between Wiz and Cutch, finding some real estate was at a low point.
Career Total to End Season-3181
2017 totals versus 2016 totals
Total Baseballs-306 Total Baseballs-285
My use of the LF crosswalk much more often this year, as well as the RF river walk area has boosted my hit baseballs a lot. It will be a big part of my game plan again next year.
We will see what the Pirates have to offer as far as a team, and players that can hit during bp next year.
I will probably start planning road trips for next season and will have a blog about goals for the coming year and a short hit lite blog for this year so stay tuned.