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I really enjoyed sitting in the Lower Box Seats behind Home Plate at Candlestick Park. This particular game was on Thursday night, September 21, 1989, when the SF Giants played the LA Dodgers. It was a close game as the Giants beat the Dodgers 4-3.

I was only able to sit there for a handful of games, but I brought my baseball glove just in case a foul ball flew over the screen. Unfortunately, I have never caught a foul ball or a home run ball at a game. I came close a few times.

I only caught a batting practice home run ball once at AT&T Park before a National League Division Series game between the SF Giants and NY Mets in 2000. The Mets were taking batting practice, and I was standing out in the bleacher section in left field and the ball came right at me. Fortunately I caught the ball as there were many people around me ready to pounce on the ball if I dropped it.  I placed the ball in a case, and show it off in my office.  Every sports fan needs to catch a ball at a regular season baseball game!

 

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