I CAUGHT A BASEBALL
I went to my first ever MLB game, The Cubbies and Mariners played in Vegas. On the drive down I said "Since this is my first ever MLB game, I deserve to catch a ball"
Well...it didn't go quite that way.
In the 7th inning, Miguel Cairo for the Mariners got up to bat and hit off 2 fouls. 6 fouls during the game had come within 50 feet of my seat. The next swing... up up and away, right in my direction. We all got on our feet, I put my mitt on, and stepped in the aisle way. My brothers-in-law, Brandon and KC and my friend Bump were in the row right above me. They too stepped out for it. The ball came down, grazing the tip of my mitt as Bump bare hand snagged it right from my glove. Needless to say it gave him a sore hand, and a piece of baseball joy. After a little negotiation, I ended up with the ball. (Thanks Bump!)
I know this wouldn't be a big deal to some, but it is HUUUUGE for me.
The pics are some I took on my phone camera. They are not the quality of photo you are used to seeing on this blog from my pro-photographer wife, but they do the trick, and make me really happy.
Posted by Paul