Like most BP starts in Toronto, this one started at 5:30 PM. I flew into the stadium and went down to the players playing catch and…nothing. I asked the Orioles players in the outfield and…nothing. I finally had a chance in the later part of BP. A ball got hit only 2 feet over from where I was standing. It came to me and drilled the palm of my glove and fell back onto the field. I got heckled by a few people, so I decided to give them the “I don’t here you” gesture, so the hecklers started booing me, I grinned. About a minute later, Josh Bell walked over to the ball that I had almost caught. I called out to him and he looked up and tossed it up to me for my first ball. I decided to relax for a bit. After a few minutes, I decided to go for hit baseballs because the Orioles were launching them out. I went over to one in the outfield and called out for it. The first throw missed. He walked over to me and tossed it again and I caught it. The best part was the fact that I wasn’t wearing my Orioles hat at the time. As for the game, the Jays got killed 12-4.
This game: 2 Baseballs
This season: 10 Balls
At the Rogers Centre: 19 Balls
Career: 23 Balls
Here are the baseballs that I snagged in this game.
And here is a dirt stain on one of the baseballs (I’m guessing it isn’t from the Rogers Centre turf).
I am going to 3 more games this season (so far that I know of).