100th ball of the season

It’s been 25 days since my last game. This is my longest mid-season drought since 2001, and it’s finally going to end tomorrow with a trip to Camden Yards. In addition to ending this agonizing streak, I’m excited about this game for several reasons:

1) Camden is a snagger’s paradise.
2) I’m going with my friend Sean and possibly a couple other guys as well.
3) The Orioles are playing the A’s, and I hardly ever get to see teams from the AL West.
4) It’s going to be 101 degrees. (Hopefully, that’ll chase some people away.)
5) My first ball of the day will be my 100th of the season. I predict it’ll be thrown by Kurt Birkins. Why not.

My goal for the day: 10 balls, including TWO fouls during the game. I’ll have the entry up on Tuesday, or possibly Wednesday…


  1. andy5353@aol.com

    I have no idea where the red sox offense has gone.They lost big time today

  2. Zack

    I got your comment(s). Just been super busy lately. Scrambling to get all kinds of stuff done before I leave for Baltimore. I might have to wait a little bit before I get to check it out.



  3. andy5353@aol.com

    ZAck-that is Fine.I got to keep myself off those yankee blogs.I am just asking for trouble by dissing the yankees on those blogs.

  4. trueplaya_202@hotmail.com

    Hey Zack,

    Long time reader and obiously first time posting. Love the site and love the pics. I also enjoy snagging though my numbers are nowhere close to you. But anyways I’m goign to the Jays Rangers game tonight at the Rogers Centre could you give me any tips about the nice players on the Rangers? I know you dont get to see the West teams often but any help is great. IF anyoen else knows about the Rangers please lets me know.


    Zack you got a **** of a site! keep it up

  5. joneli24@yahoo.com

    nice rangers:
    mike young

    kevin mench

    scott feldman (i dont know if hes on the team right now)

    jason botts

    ian kinsler

    so-so rangers:

    mark teixeira

    hank blalock

    adam eaton

    akinori otsuka

    bad rangers:

    kevin millwood

    francisco cordero

    have fun and enjoy the game!!!

  6. Nick

    Good luck with Birkins, he wouldn’t throw me a ball last time I went to Camden. He stuck to the smaller, cuter requestors.

  7. yanksfan61293@aol.com


    Who are some good Yankees and Mariners for balls/autographs. I may be going to a game at the stadium this week. Thanks

  8. Chad

    Mariners- Try one of the bullpen catchers with the last name Fernandez. Try the pitchers on the M’s they are nice

  9. trueplaya_202@hotmail.com

    Thanks Joneli. I just got back to the Rogers Centre after a great game. 10-1 Jays and you’ll see the huge vernon wells grand slam on the highlight reel :). Snagging wise I did good (by my standards) and got 1 ball from SCott Feldman. I also got 2 autographs from Kevin Millwood guess he shouhldnt be a bad one lol and akinori otsuka. Rogers Centre is tough though gates open an hour and a half priot to game time and they kcik you out 45 minutes prior to first pitch. Though there was a fan who was japanese and was talking to akinori and he got abut 4 or 5 balls. Aparaently one of the rangers gave out a bat to the guy as well thats what my buddys told me. I unfortunately missed out on a Teizera auto though a few texans got into a long conversation with him and distracted him from signing before he had to leave. Great game though its always good to get otu to a game.

  10. andy5353@aol.com

    Hey Jays won Jimmy must be happy but Jimmy wont be happy at this next statement THE RED SOX won they almost lost but a win is awin huh?

  11. Zack

    I just got back from Camden. LONG day. Pretty good one, too. I’m exhausted and stinky. I need to shower and go to bed. I’ll be working on the entry all afternoon and into the early evening, most likely.


    I haven’t forgotten you. I’ll get to your blog soon.


    Welcome aboard! Thanks for kind words, and for keeping up with the blog for however long you’ve been reading it. Glad to hear you had a good time at the game. I’m really surprised about Millwood.


    Thanks for the list of Rangers.


    Birkins. Heh. Just wait’ll you see what happened…


    I’m too tired to look at the rosters now and come up with lists. Maybe someone else can do it? Or I’ll get to it later today. Gimme a little time, and I’ll look at your blog, too.


    If the game can somehow be posted, I’ll be glad to do it. Maybe it can just be emailed as one big zip file to anyone who’s interested?


    Did I mention I’m tired? Wow.

  12. Zack

    Something came up, and I won’t be able to start blogging about Camden until later this evening. The entry probably won’t be up until late tonight.

  13. yanksfan61293@aol.com

    Chad-The game isn’t coming along YET. I am leaving on Friday and will be gone for about 2 weeks. During those two weeks, my attentions will be exclusively on the game. Right now, still in the planning stage. I need suggestions. You can post here, or e-mail me at yanksfan61293@aol.com

    Thanks Everyone!

  14. yanksfan61293@aol.com

    Everyone-I don’t think the game can be posted. It’s a computer game that will be on a CD. BUT I may be able to make copies. If I can only make 1 copy of it, then it goes to Zack, but if I can make more, then I will find out who wants, get your address, and mail it to you.

  15. yanksfan61293@aol.com

    actually, I am gonna go search through comments in past posts, and the person who said the idea first (I know someone else gave me the idea) will get a copy, along with Zack. I am sure I can get multiple copies.

  16. Zack

    Sounds good.

    Even if the game turns out to be REALLY simple, it’ll still be cool, and fun to see.

  17. yanksfan61293@aol.com

    yeah…I look forward to making it. Hopefully better than the one I put together a month ago or so…where that guy drinking beer at fenway park had to catch a home run ball!

  18. yanksfan61293@aol.com


    It’s been 1 day exactly since someone other than Zack or I commented.

  19. andy5353@aol.com

    Yanksfan-I officially hate MELKy “freaking” Cabrera now that he hit that walkoff.But my red sox won too.

  20. Zack

    I haven’t even started the entry yet. I had to work on something else ALL day, but I’m finally ready to begin…

  21. ramones18@cox.net

    kaylee-but you id you were alo a yankees fan, so why do u hat melky cabrera?are you jut acting like you dont likke them cu ur afront runner? you cant like the red sox, the yankees , and the mets at the same time unless you just dont have a brain and just feel bored in life.

  22. Zack

    Why can’t Kaylee like all those teams? Maybe she has Northeast pride.

    I hate the Yankees but love some of their players. I like the Mets but hate some of the guys on the team.

    Some of my co-workers make fun of me for rooting for players who’ve thrown me balls…and yet these co-workers will carry on for hours about about which players did well for their fantasy teams.

    So who can really dictate who someone can and can’t root for?

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