For the 6/28/12 Tigers @ Rays game, parents weren’t a problem, actually they helped. My Dad works for Stats LLC. and I managed to get a ticket for the game. And I got to go to BP. But I got no baseballs. While my Dad was in the press box I was in the stands chasing balls. I didn’t get there in time for the Rays BP, but I was there for the Tigers BP. When I got there I went straight to right field and guess who was up? Prince Fielder! I thought I had a guaranteed ball, but no, even though he was hitting home run after home run to the right field stands, I couldnt ever adjust myself to get in the perfect spot. Another thing I noticed, Tropicana stinks for snagging! There is plenty of up and down staircases, but there were no cross isles. I tried for a lot of balls just to get my first ball, but no, no balls.
In the 8th inning I headed over to home plate to get balls from players and the ump, but I was in the wrong place for the ump and, I guess, I was just unlucky for the players. People right next to me got balls and even a bat!
So I left the field without anything, accept foe Luke Scotts autograph. Maybe next time it’ll be three times the charm.
Okay, first let me say this, this is not the first game I attended. But this is the first game I attended as a ballhawk. It was a Brewers @ Royals game. I had all my gear with me, my backpack, my rosters, and even my glove trick. But being a 13 year old ballhawk it’s not easy. First your parents don’t take you early to BP and while you’re there they don’t let you get up to chase balls. For instance, a home run (not sure who hit it) landed about 20 feet feet to my right and they wouldn’t even let me try to get it. I was so mad. But, we were sitting right behind the Brewers bullpen and I was going to ask a player or coach to throw up a ball at the end of the game, but by then I was to late. I didn’t even try, they threw the balls in the ball bag to fast. I was going to run over to the home plate umpire to ask for balls, but thanks to my dad, I wasn’t allowed to. I got shut-out. Other than the $35 All Star game ball I bought at the stadium store. Maybe i’ll have better luck back at home at Tropicana field.
Thank you for visiting my blog, I am a 13 year old ball hawk born in Clearwater, Florida and now I live in Spring Hill, Florida. I do not dislike any MLB teams but my favorite team is, of course, the rays.