I miss chasing game home runs more often, a Gem of the Diamond is something I wish I could chase more often. Having two little ones to spend time with is bigger then that though, but I try to get as many chances as I can to stay for games. Whats better then being at the game with them.
First we hung out at the bullpen as Dominik wanted to say whats up to Herbie and try for a ball. Herbie has talked with Dom many times and waved to him then followed with a baseball over the fence, Ball 5 on the day as I caught it for Dom bare handed. Not sure he is ready to bare hand one.
Back to the start of bp, I ran late due to an issue with a volatile client about housing and such, never a good move when its close to leave time. A goal of mine is to never leave work in a stressed or anxious mood. Things ended smoothly to the day and I made it to the gates.
Ball 1 of the day was a toss up by Heberto Andrade.
Ball 2 a caught homer.
Ball 3 a caught homer, a guy from above in the handicap section tried to like pull it out of my glove, I had to rip downward to get him off me. Thankfully things ended smoothly.
Ball 4 a toss up again by Josh Collmenter, made a connection with him yesterday.
Prior to the game Dominik wanted to get his baseball signed by Manny Sanguillen, I got a fat burger, and asked Dominik to ask Manny if he knew Roberto Clemente. Manny signed his baseball and replied, “He was my best friend!”
I got to witness in person a Gregory Polanco Homer for the first time, and later we settled into seats under the Clemente Wall.
Gregory Polanco is a specimen, long, rangy, quick, powerful. Let him put on some muscle!!
Shianne laughed when he spit, commented on his dirty pants, and asked if Mccutchen could come home with us. Dominik and I were able to talk baseball for a good bit, and I reviewed with him a lot he learned in instructional baseball this year, I was happy to see his understanding and interest grow.
They both had some good Ritas and they both went wild for the Pierogi Race. Best time I had at a game in a while. My mother was there as well, and she was able to enjoy a good game with good times as well.
With Shianne in my arms, we were able to catch the fifth inning toss up from Andrew Mccutchen.
July 3, 2014
Ball 1, #200 on the year was a toss up from Jeanmar Gomez.
Ball 2 a toss up from Heberto Andrade.
Ball 3 scrum
Ball 4 Edinson Volquez toss up, giveaway to a little guy.
Ball 5 found.