Pirates vs Cubs, PNC Park, 4/2/2014

First evening game with the early gate time.  Upon arrival there wasn’t much of a crowd to contend with, but thanks to the Pirates ticket scanners; something just wasn’t right.  Everyone’s ticket was a No Go for whatever reason.  We all waited to get through the turnstiles with an irritated mood, thankfully they got it right after close to a ten min delay on entering BP.

The first action to come my way was via a homer that cruised over my head and clanged off the bleachers high in the air, I was able to stay under it and gloved it without interference for Ball 1.

After what was becoming a struggle of a bp Heberto Andrade began trotting into home, but bp wasn’t quite over.  Herbie was scanning for someone to throw a final ball to and I caught his eye to receive Ball 2.  The Pirates surprisingly had another group to come, and I was able to catch my first bp homer of the year for Ball 3.

Out in CF I found Ball 4-5-6 all in the front row of the CF section.

Scoonz had a nice day with 6 balls and has proved to start the year with a little surge as he did last year.  He got me on a homer in LF earlier, and aggressively went for a homer in CF that was pretty much on the way into the web of my glove.  It dropped onto the warning track, Brian Schlitter tossed it up to me for Ball 7.

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Plotting the next move, attention in tact.

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Jim Saylor AKA The Raven, working the devices today with the light bulb changer on a stick to the glove trick being used to reel in a ball in the Pirate Ivy which took at least 15 mins.  Here he is at work.

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Jose Veras hooked up Ball 8.

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Ball 9 was a scrum for a homer to CF.

Dealing on the bank of the Allegheny.

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Baseballs in hand.

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Todays baseballs




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Cya Cubs

Thanks to Brian Schittler and Jose Veras

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