This is not a story about that “Ball Hawk” dude who makes a point to go around to various parks and snag foul balls or freebies from players by wearing different caps and stuff. No, this is just a regular dude.
The Detroit Free Press reports that a fan named Bill Dugan got five foul balls this afternoon during the course of the Pirates-Tigers game. Well, four during the game, one during batting practice.
Now, to be clear, this is not all the stuff of pure luck and randomness as much as, it appears, simply being well-positioned. The story makes it clear that he’s gotten tons of foul balls before, likely because of where his season tickets are. He says he’s gotten as many as eight before. But I still think this is a notable achievement. He’s not out there hustling for them, it seems. He’s just in the right place at the right time. Often.