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Old 08-07-2018, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default I caught a home run at Wrigley Field

Me and some buddies take a mancation each summer to a different MLB city before school starts. We go watch some baseball and eat a lot of good food. This year we went to Chicago and Milwaukee.




The Cubs played the Padres on 8/2/18. We had bleacher seat tickets and found an open spot down the left field line.




In the top half of the 6th inning, Austin Hedges sent one over the left field fence. The ball started tracking our way and just kept getting closer. The guys sitting two rows in front of us reached up to catch the ball, but it bounced off of their hands and right into mine.



This was the first ball Iíve ever caught at an MLB game and I did what every bleacher bum dreams of. I threw it back!!!



I felt like a kid on Christmas Day. It was a surreal, once in a lifetime experience. After the game, I was talking to a Cubs employee who was on the field and told him I caught (and threw it back) the home run. He said here take this one, it was used in tonightís game.

I added it to my shrine today.






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Old 08-07-2018, 07:48 PM   #2
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Man that is cool!!!
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:52 PM   #3
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That’s Awesome!
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:53 PM   #4
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You could have been the rebel!! But you got an awesome story either way. Congrats!
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:56 PM   #5
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That is awesome! Congrats
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:59 PM   #6
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**** brother!!!!! How cool

Think I was there for every opener from 68 to 81....... so cool


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Old 08-07-2018, 07:59 PM   #7
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You could have been the rebel!! But you got an awesome story either way. Congrats!


Lol at you


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Old 08-07-2018, 08:00 PM   #8
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Now that's cool!!!!!!
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:01 PM   #9
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:02 PM   #10
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:04 PM   #11
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Waaaaay too freakin cool !!! Watching a game at Wrigley and Fenway is on my to do list
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:07 PM   #12
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Default I caught a home run at Wrigley Field

Hereís the video. I had to get a photo and you can hear the crowd cheer when I three it back just about the time he crossed home plate.

https://www.mlb.com/news/austin-hedg...id/c-288575220


Pedernal...no chance Iím keeping that ball. Too much of an honor to throw it back and 41,000 other fans strongly objected to me keeping it. LOL



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Old 08-07-2018, 08:08 PM   #13
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Greatness. Glad you stuck with tradition.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:09 PM   #14
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Awesome man!!!!
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:11 PM   #15
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You're a Bleacher Bum!!!!!' Hell Yes


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Old 08-07-2018, 08:12 PM   #16
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Pretty cool...I’ve been to Wrigley and it’s a neat atmosphere.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:13 PM   #17
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Too cool, you did it right.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:15 PM   #18
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That is awesome! Well done, Bleacher Bum!
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:15 PM   #19
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Hereís the video. I had to get a photo and you can hear the crowd cheer when I three it back just about the time he crossed home plate.

https://www.mlb.com/news/austin-hedg...id/c-288575220


Pedernal...no chance Iím keeping that ball. Too much of an honor to throw it back and 41,000 other fans strongly objected to me keeping it. LOL



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I know I was just kidding but forgot the face... Awesome story I would love to watch a game out there.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:17 PM   #20
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Awesome!
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:38 PM   #21
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Greatness. Congrats on throwing it back!
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:44 PM   #22
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Very cool
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:57 PM   #23
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Well played brother

Love me some Chicago, such a great food city
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:04 PM   #24
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That is ******, I will have dreams about catching homers at Wrigley now. Ive been a couple of times and never caught a ball there. I did catch two foul balls when the Cubs played the Astros a few yrs ago.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:09 PM   #25
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Now that’s cool!!
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:11 PM   #26
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That is awesome!
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:14 PM   #27
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:15 PM   #28
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That’s cool, I caught one at an Astros game that the Orioles Mark Trumbo hit. I handed it to my boy(8) and he chunked it back after some crowd pressure. He had no idea why he was throwing it back. It would of been cool to keep it but I’ll still remember it just the same.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:19 PM   #29
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Coolest thing I’ve seen this week! Congrats on that!
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:28 PM   #30
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Congrats, looks like fun.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:39 PM   #31
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Man thats awesome!
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:51 PM   #32
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Good stuff !
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:52 PM   #33
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Awesome stuff way to represent
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:54 PM   #34
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Love it!

Wrigley and Miller Park are great places to see a game.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:07 PM   #35
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Pretty cool...Iíve been to Wrigley and itís a neat atmosphere.

I agree!! I'm not a baseball fan but we had a blast at Wrigley field! Cubby Bear before the game for a few drinks and watched em beat the Astros when I was last there in 2011. Cubs were Terrible that year. We got tickets behind 3rd base for like $8 or something silly like that!


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Old 08-07-2018, 10:08 PM   #36
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I had never been a Cubs fan until I stepped foot into Wrigley field...good on you for throwing it back��
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:29 PM   #37
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one in a million chances and you got it. Congrats
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:36 PM   #38
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Very cool
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:41 PM   #39
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Buy a lottery ticket now! You are on fire! Congrats!

There has to be a stat on how many people have done that. Find it and add it to your shrine.

It's also cool that the guys who touched it first ate whatever heat was on the ball before you caught it.

Question to those who have caught a clean foul ball, did hit hurt your hand or was it like shooting a pig with a 45-70 (feel nothing)?
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:42 PM   #40
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That’s too cool!
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:45 PM   #41
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That's awesome Shawn. One off those great life moments!
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:46 PM   #42
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Awesome!!!


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Old 08-08-2018, 12:11 AM   #43
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Heck yea bleacher bum, that’s awesome!!
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:18 AM   #44
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That's cool!!

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Old 08-08-2018, 12:25 AM   #45
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Long time die hard Cubs fan here. Congrats on your Wrigley experience. One of funnest places on the planet!
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:38 AM   #46
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How cool is that!!!

...but...about that trip. Mancation?
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:17 AM   #47
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Awesome! Those guys two rows down look like they just been whupped. What a great experience. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:24 AM   #48
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That is cool. Congrats
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:29 AM   #49
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Congrats!!
That’s cool!

We will be at Fenway the 20th sitting behind 1st base with my uncle that we went to the games in the 60’s and early 70’s at Fenway!!

Will be a blast!!!


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Old 08-08-2018, 08:48 AM   #50
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That's awesome.........
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