While on vacation in Los Angeles, California, I had the chance to take in an Anaheim Angels Major League Baseball game versus the World Series-bound Texas Rangers.
I couldn’t tell you who won, but I’ll always remember that I caught a foul ball!
I Caught a Foul Ball!!!
The Angles were up. I’m pretty sure the batter was Mike Nappoli. Me and my buddy Meeks were 7 rows behind 1st base.
The ball went up. It looked like it was coming right towards me. I looked up. Put both of my hands together. And it landed in my hand!
A wave of pure childhood glee swept over me as I started screaming in the least-manly way possible.
“Oh my god! I just caught a foul ball! Holy S*&^!”
I’ve been to hundreds of baseball games and have never even come close. Even writing this story, a year later, still brings a huge smile to my face!
In the years since, I have caught one more foul ball. It was at an opening day game in Taiwan and this is the story…
Anaheim Stadium of Anaheim is home to the Anaheim Angels baseball team.
Enough Anaheim’s for ya? Try saying the name of the stadium five times fast!
The Giant Baseball Hats Out Front
Take a look at the giant baseball hats in the above photo of the front of Anaheim Stadium of Anaheim.
Now look at the below photo. Those abstract-looking lines are actually the metal frame of the giant baseball hats, shot from inside and below at 13mm.
The Angels’ stadium is located in Anaheim, California, which is a suburb of Los Angeles.
Located between Katella Avenue to the north and the Orange Freeway to the east, there’s pretty much nothing in the surrounding area.
Angel Stadium has been the home of the Angels since they left Los Angeles for Anaheim in 1966.
Before the move, the Angles actually spent four seasons playing baseball in Dodger Stadium.
The images in this post are a part of my photographic series: Baseball Stadiums With a Fisheye.
There’s also the story of my Epic 5 Day, 1200 Mile, 5 Baseball Stadium Road Trip