Mets fan Brett Price pulled off an improbable feat Thursday night: catching two foul balls in one game.
Sitting in Section 127, Row 27, Seat 1 — behind home plate at Citizens Bank Park, where the Mets beat the Phillies 10-0 — the Stamford, Conn. native pulled a rabbit out of a hat. Twice.
The first ball came to him in the bottom of the first inning. Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera popped one up behind home that went over the netting, which has no roof at Citizens Bank Park. The ball wasn’t hit directly at Price, but “I was able to scoot over about 10 to 15 seats,” he says, a perk of attending a game between two bottom-feeders.
“Never. [I’ve attended] 300 games in my life and never caught a foul ball,” Price said.
Then in the top of the fifth inning, lightning struck again. Curtis Granderson fouled one straight back that made it over the netting.
“It ricocheted to me like a magnet,” Price said.
After that the usher in the section told him to buy a ticket for the 50/50 raffle because this was his night. (He did, but lost.)
Price says he was at Game 6 of the 1986 World Series and considers himself a diehard. Despite a blowout Thursday, he and his daughter, Amanda, stayed for all nine innings.
The two were in Philadelphia on a road trip before Amanda leaves for college, at the University of Rhode Island. Next up: Washington D.C.. They’ll do some sightseeing, then go to a Nationals-Giants game over the weekend.
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