Saturday, August 23, 2008
We were at last night's dbacks game against the Florida Marlins. Tom shares season tickets with some others and the seats are located directly behind homeplate along the third base line and it is definitely foul ball territory where there have been many near misses over the years. Well, last night was Tom's lucky night. He caught a foul ball that ricocheted off the upper deck and with barely a bobble caught it easy as pie. Last night was also the first time we saw Randy Johnson pitch this season and he had 13 strikeouts. Plus, Luis Gonzalez was the pinch hitter at the end for the Marlins and it was good to see him again. It was pretty exciting stuff! It came off of Augie Ojeda's bat and everytime he was up, a group behind was chant, "Augie, Augie, Augie, Oi, Oi, Oi" It was funny and loud. A few weeks ago a friend from work came in contact with a foul ball. His luck wasn't as good as Tom's because he got it right in the eye. He was wearing glasses that he said are now pretzel shaped. His eye looked terrible. Yuck. Fortunately, he won't lose the sight in it and can see now without much bluriness. Poor guy.