Sorry for the lack of blog posts. I’ve been super busy. There are a few posts that are coming in a few days.
I really like Canal Park. It’s an outstanding venue for baseball and there’s not a bad thing about it. On this night, I saw the Rubberducks (Indians) take on the Senators (Nationals).
I got to the stadium plenty early and looked through the gates. No batting practice. There was some rain overhead. This meant that there would be no baseballs in the seats to find.
I decided to go down to the Senators dugout to get some autographs. For the first 20 minutes that the gates were open the dugout looked like this.
Finally, Raudy Read, the Senators Catcher came out and signed an autograph for me. The Senators starting pitcher, Taylor Hill followed him. He was nice and signed for me. Hill liked my Tennessee Titans bag, stating that he was a Titans fan too.
Read’s signature is on top, Hill’s is on the bottom.
The next Senator to come out was Jose Marmolejos. I got Marmolejos to sign the same ball.
The last two of the Senators to come out were Osvaldo Abreu and Matthew Crownover. They also were nice enough to sign for me.
Abreu is on top, Crownover is on the bottom.
When Mario Lisson came back to the dugout, instead of asking him for an autograph, I asked him for the baseball that he had in his hands. He tossed it right to me.
The game started right after this. I sat right next to the RubberDucks dugout on the third base side. I got a nice picture of Bobby Bradley from up close.
At the end of the top of the 4th inning, Yu Chang had a ball in his glove. I called out his name but didn’t expect the ball. However I did.
2 balls at this game
28 balls lifetime
7 balls lifetime at Canal Park
7 Eastern League Balls.