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    Re: question about foul balls given to fans

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone
    This doesn't address why, but it estimates how many (from Ask Hal on 4/22/06):


    http://www.daytondailynews.com/sport...askhalweb.html

    I'd say that's a pretty big reason. The teams do have to pay for the balls, and I saw a stat somewhere the other day that said the Reds use more baseballs per game than any other team in the majors.
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    Re: question about foul balls given to fans

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    I'd say that's a pretty big reason. The teams do have to pay for the balls, and I saw a stat somewhere the other day that said the Reds use more baseballs per game than any other team in the majors.
    I'm sure it's because of all the undeserving HRs hit in homer-friendly GAB.
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    Re: question about foul balls given to fans

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003
    Here's a funny story about one man's obsession to get a baseball at GABP.

    http://snaggingbaseballs.mlblogs.com...at_great_.html
    Wow this kid is crazy. Thanks for sharing the story...

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    Re: question about foul balls given to fans

    there are a lot of teams that don't give out baseballs.

    Here's my theory, go to the game, take your glove, take your chances. If you don't get one, too bad. What fun would it be to have a bat boy hand you a ball? That would be like going to the store and buying one, makes little sense to me.
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    Re: question about foul balls given to fans

    Quote Originally Posted by LawFive
    I think they're used for BP.
    Are they also sold in the team store as well? I don't know, but was wondering.

    I know for awhile, they were saving up all those balls for Pete Rose's display in the Reds HOF.

    Yes, it does make the team look very cheap. A nice reminder of how cheap the Allen/Lindner regime was.
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    Re: question about foul balls given to fans

    Yes, it does make the team look very cheap. A nice reminder of how cheap the Allen/Lindner regime was.
    Cheap and blinded by mediocrity, just note the amount of tie ins with corporate sponsers (Mt Dew Cheerleaders) and signage that the GAB will have this season, stuff like that can pay your ball bill.

    Lindners group ran the team like it was still 1985 as far as maximizing revenue was concerned.

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    Re: question about foul balls given to fans

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup
    there are a lot of teams that don't give out baseballs.

    Here's my theory, go to the game, take your glove, take your chances. If you don't get one, too bad. What fun would it be to have a bat boy hand you a ball? That would be like going to the store and buying one, makes little sense to me.
    Agree. Besides, the balls they keep will eventually work their way back into the stands during BP. I'd rather my son (or me catch a HR hit by Dunn in BP than have a ballgirl hand him one.

    Ya gotta earn it.

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    Re: question about foul balls given to fans

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    I know for awhile, they were saving up all those balls for Pete Rose's display in the Reds HOF.
    Are you sure? All those balls look brand new to me.
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