A-Rod’s 3,000th hit

Have you ever heard of this guy? I heard him on MLB radio a few years ago. He’s made a science out of catching baseballs. Anyway, he caught A-Rod’s 3000th.

The Baseball Collector

So . . . as you may have heard, Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th career hit happened to be a home run, and I happened to snag it. (Un-REAL!!) I’m planning to write a long blog entry with lots of photos, but things are so crazy right now that I wanted to get this up quickly.

First, here I am on TV with the ball:


Here’s a better look at the ball itself:


The “R” is for “Rodriguez,” and the “1” indicates that it was the first specially-marked ball of the game that was put into play for his at-bats. Those markings were already there when I snagged it. The sticker up above was placed there a little while later by an MLB authenticator.

Now, why are things so crazy? Here’s a screen shot of my email inbox:


I’ve already gotten SO MANY interview requests — and I still have 62 texts that I…

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3 thoughts on “A-Rod’s 3,000th hit

  1. I’m not big on ‘ball hawks’. When I go to a ballgame, I go to WATCH the game. If we get a ball, then that’s great. I think that ball hawks detract from the spirit of the game, and add nothing positive to it. I can’t understand someone fighting for so many baseballs, possibly depriving an 8-yr-old kid of their only one. It’s like taking the coolest sport souvenir in history and turning it into stamp collecting. Just my take on it, anyway.

    • NO, you’re absolutely right. However, I find it amazing that someone studied and found statistical trends that he could use to predict where a person is most likely to get a ball at a game. As for me, i don’t care that much. I love baseball. If I get one, I get one. I would give it away to a kid anyway. I’m just fascinated with predictive analytics.

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