8.21.2015

The Catch


If you follow me on Instagram you have to be dying to know about this pic.  How did you do it? What was it like?  Well, wonder no no more.
We went to the Padre game on Tuesday.  It was just like any ordinary game day outing.  We try to go to at least on per year and always the Braves.  I was able to squeeze in a workout and we still had time for dinner downtown where I proceeded to negate every sweaty minute of Ripped in 30.  That's how it works right?  You can't out exercise a bad diet, but I have no regrets whatsoever.  Plus, in general my diet is not bad.  It was Taco Tuesday.  I did what I had to do.  The beer was cold, the tacos were tasty and the nachos were mucho delicious.  After we had our fill we walked over to the stadium and took our seats right behind home plate.

We're sitting there enjoying the game when all of a sudden there is a slight commotion in the crowd ahead of me and to my right in the next section.  I didn't even notice the ball being hit out, but the scuffle caught my attention and the next thing I know there is a baseball with flailing hands reaching for it coming towards me.  I was sitting at the end of my row.  The ball landed on the stairs at my feet and I scooped it up.  Easy as pie.  It was so meant to be I didn't even really have to get up.  I just lunged forward a bit from my seat.  I'd like to say that I caught the thing with my bare hands as it sailed towards my head but that is not the case.  I got lucky, but it counts because really, how often does this ever happen?  You have to be in the right place at the right time in a crowd full of people who all want the same thing.  It will probably never happen again in my lifetime so I milked the moment for what it was worth.  Once the ball was in my hand I stood up, arms raised high in victory yelled, "I caught it.  Whoo!!!!!!"  I think there may have been a few grumbles directed towards me.  Can't you see that lady in the background giving me the evil eye?  Some may believe I didn't deserve it and that it should have been theirs, but the ball ended up in my hands fair and square and it was awesome.

I was sure this would get me on the jumbo tron.  We took a selfie together and tagged it, but it never showed up so we tried again.  I was lucky enough to have already planned to get off early that day, thus paving the way for a fun weekday game night.  We were lucky enough to find street parking.  Lucky enough to get free tickets from MJ's job.  They get tickets to every single home game, but there are only two.  I was lucky enough to catch snatch the foul ball.  I was not, however lucky enough to make it onto the jumbo tron.  Not with two pics or with the roving camera man who was just a section away.  Denied, so that will be my next goal although, it will be tough with MJ throwing shade.  Even if I go out and buy a Padres shirt and dance around like a clown they are probably going to be less inclined to throw a random guy next to me wearing a Braves jersey at the Padres vs Braves game on the jumbo tron.  A girl can dream.

I have just one question though.  What do I do with the ball?


10 comments :

Pegster said...

That is so cool, save that ball, frame it and hang it in your home. If you are not sure what to do with it, send it to me, I'll take good care of it ;)

Dee said...

How lucky is that, that the baseball landed directly in front of you and what an awesome souvenir. I think I would put it on a cute, little plate where it wouldn't roll around and place it on a shelf in a living room or family room where it can always be seen. When people visit and see it, you have a great memory to share with them.

Enjoy what's left of this lovely weekend... :)

Shannon said...

Beautiful pictures! You were lucky indeed & I imagine that was a day to remember.

A Life Less Traveled said...

That is so cool! You definitely need to find a way to frame it or something.

Lauren said...

It's cool that you caught it though! I would be afraid to really catch it since it could hurt. Laughing at the evil eyed lady!

The Frugal Blogger said...

OMG! You caught a ball? That is so freaking awesome!!!

xoxo,
Abby
www.thefrugalblogger.net

Ameena said...

You should get one of those very cool glass enclosed cases and put the ball in your study / den / living room. Love conversation pieces like that!!

PS: I'd probably break a finger if I tried to catch a ball. Sadly this happened before in middle school. LOL

Ashley R said...

This is so awesome! I just love that stadium and this is a great story :)

Dani @ OKDani.com said...

WHAT!?!!? That's fantastic. You lucky lil thing you. That ball was FOR you!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

All the time I've been going to baseball games and it's been a while....never caught a ball! That's pretty cool! Baseball games are so fun!

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