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Homerun (foulball) stories

Between everyone on this board there has to be an awful lot of baseball games attended.  Has anyone ever caught a homerun ball?  Most memorable?  Been close to someone who made a great snag?

My story happened last season in late May.  I went to go see the Rockies play the Cardinals at Coors.  We got to the park a bit late (drinks at Fados before hand) so the first inning was under way already.  We found our section in lower left field and headed down.  As we found our seats and saying hello to the GF's parents I heard the crack of Matt Hollidays bat.  I looked up and found the ball cleanly off of his bat headed right towards our section.  I reached out to grab it (ball would have landed right in my lap if i was sitting), then thought twice about having a broken hand, so I cradled it as it was falling towards my feet to break the impact a bit.  Caught it!  The ball never hit the ground and I didn't break my hand!  Got a standing ovation and people came down for the next two innings giving me high fives.  In the 3rd inning I went to the bathroom and the guy in the urinal next to me says "hey your that guy who made the catch!"  That's a pretty cool memory I will have for a long time.

Anyone else?

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