Ballhawk of the Year award(s)

You know the web site called, right? If not, think of it as Facebook for ballhawks. Anyway, the web site recently held a vote for two awards:

1) Ballhawk of the Year
2) Junior Ballhawk of the Year

My fellow New Yorker, Alex K., took the “junior” award, so congrats to him. If you have a few minutes to spare, check out his profile and read the article about his achievement. Props to Aaron King and Joe Faraguna for finishing in second and third place, respectively.

As for the “adult” Ballhawk Of The Year…it turns out that it was me. Here’s a screenshot of the beginning of the article:


Thanks to everyone who voted, and thanks to Alan Schuster who runs the site. It’s an awesome place to share photos and stats and blog URLs and email addresses. BTW, here’s the article about my award, and here’s my profile (which Alan kindly helped me set up earlier in the year). Congrats to Erik Jabs who finished in second place with a monster season performance of over 400 balls, and to Greg Barasch who put up some mighty fine stats of his own and finished in third place.


  1. padreleigh

    Hi Zack and everybody…

    Quick medical update. So, I had a battery of tests done on me finally. I’m all done with that and my surgeon is going to operate on me on Thursday, Nov. 12th. They’re going to cut out about 8 inches of colon. Yuck. I’ll be in the hospital a week recovering according to him, but I’m going to try and get out of there sooner. I’m glad to be getting this done now so I’ll be ready to start snagging again during the 2010 season. I have big goals for next year. Big trips planned and big numbers for goals. Thanks to whoever out there gave me my one third place vote on It’s so good to be appreciated. Ha ha. And I thought I was going to win………Wish me luck everybody and I hope to see alot of you next year in my travels.

    Leigh Barratt
    San Diego, CA

    Go Padres

  2. dodgerduder

    Leigh- Glad to hear you’ll be back for ’10, let us know how things went. Hope to see you at a game next year.

    Zack- I was thinking, is there any way you could have entries sorted by ballpark? I know personally, I love reading your posts on a specific ballpark before I check out a new place, and I love reading your travels.


  3. cookandsonbats

    Tim just saw your picture as I checked in on your blog. His reaction: ?Daddy, look, he?s taking a bath in balls. But he isn?t getting clean. He?s not clean. Is he just pretending??

  4. zackhample

    Thanks for checking in. It’s good to hear from you. Where are you planning to go next season?

    Aside from the “tags” for several stadiums in the column on the right, I’m not sure how to do it. I suppose I could set up a separate page on my web site with a ton of links, but right now I just don’t have time to deal with that. Sorry. I’m working FULL-time on the book…

    Haha, nice! Say hi to the little man for me.


    I’m not in Queens anymore.

  5. evanbaseballboy

    Check out this awesome baseball site. They also have a very low price shop.

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