7 Days of Spring…DAY 5 – 3/31/09

Today was a family day.  We went to the zoo.  We went out for lunch.  We diddled-we daddled.

3_31_09 Fun @ Phoenix Zoo 046.jpg                             My little slugger with Mommy at the Phoenix Zoo.

But, this is a baseball blog-not a family activity blog.
Fast forward to 5pm.  Brewers were playing the Padres @ Peoria Stadium.  I got there early for BP.  I rushed through the gates like my pants were on fire only to find no batting cages or nets on the playing field.  WTF!!!??  You have to be kidding me! 

That sucked.  So, what did I do you ask?  I twiddled my fingers for an hour and a 1/2 until the first pitch.  Talk about torture.

The game was uneventful and I just wandered around for 3 hours.
Brewers lost 6-5.

After the game concluded, home plate umpire Delfin Colon was walking off the field with his crew when I asked him for a game ball.  He dug in his baseball pouch and tossed me one. 

At least I didn’t go home empty handed.

TOTALS 3/31/09

  • 1 ump game ball


     1 baseball total 3/31/09

    10 baseballs 3/30/09
+   3  baseballs 3/29/09
+   9  baseballs 3/28/09
+   6  baseballs 3/27/09

     29 baseballs (5 days)



  1. bigglovebob

    Happy, I will definitely have to make sure I am at one of the dome games you come to. The dome is a bad place to snag with the layout, the hours, and the rules. However, on Fridays and Saturdays the gates will open 2 hours and 10 minutes early. This will allow you to catch the tail end of the Twins taking BP and give you a shot at a commemorative ball. During weekday games, you don’t get a shot at watching the Twins take BP at all and they don’t take BP on Sunday games.
    That Milwaukee series will be heavily attended so the deck will be stacked against ballhawks. I am looking forward to reading your blog in the future.

  2. happyyoungster

    thanks for the kind words. Yeah, he already needs a haircut at 2 months!!

    no kidding. Hell, at least the kids have something to play with, ha.

    Yeah, I didn’t have the best of luck when I went there. Thanks for heads up with the times, though. That will help. And yes, Brewers fans do make that trip in droves. I don’t mind a little spirited competition!


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