There weren’t a ton of highlights in Tuesday’s game between the lousy Padres and free-falling Twins, but at least FS1 had one memorable moment to show for putting this game on for a national audience.That it came courtesy of the Padres ball girl was fitting for a 3-0 Padres victory in which the deciding run scored on a sacrifice fly.The play in question came in the top of the seventh. The Twins’ Eduardo Escobar led off and smoked a hard line drive foul down the right field line. The sinking drive was snared by the leaping ball girl, who rightfully looked quite pleased with her effort. Escobar, for his part, was as impressed as anyone with the grab. pic.twitter.com/w4mhvqfSVz— Gabriel Haro (@gharo34) July 1, 2017
In addition to always being alert for foul balls, there are ways to put yourself in position to catch a foul ball at your next MLB game. This USA Today article covers the methods in detail.
But fans can attend hundreds of games and not come close to a ball. Want to improve your chances? Take some advice from Zack Hample, who has snagged around 9,800 baseballs since 1990, including Barry Bonds’ 724th career home run and Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th hit (a home run).
Have you ever sat in Wrigley Field and wondered if you could hit a home run?
If so, how many swings would you need?
Would you go to left or right field?
More people have considered these questions than I would guess. I have my scenario down solid. With center field being 400ft and left-center 368 combined with the fact I haven’t hit much of anything outside a softball, I would steer clear of those pipe dreams. Left field at 355ft and right field at 353ft seem infinitely more attainable. I am (was) a pull hitter so left field is my choice…to hell with the two-foot difference over right field! This is my pipe dream, leave me to it.
I would need to hearken back to the old school approach to hitting…the one where I specifically tell the pitcher where to throw his fastball (up and slightly in) to give me any sort of shot at hitting one out. I would say give me 10 at bats to find a groove and a gale force wind blowing out and I would be able to barely clear the basket.
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Will this also apply to season ticket holders that send their tickets to friends? Seems like a business cutting out options for fans.
This is done primarily for security purposes, or so we’re told. The real reason may be because teams are more and more becoming allied partners with specific ticket vendors and locking out options for third-party ticket resellers like StubHub.
Printing tickets at home is looking more and more like a thing of the past, and the Chicago Cubs are the latest team to no longer allow it.