Karl Alzner, Jeff Schultz and Eric Fehr took in a baseball game last night at PNC Park, and Alzner went home with a souvenir.
“I don’t know exactly how many batters before, but there was a foul ball hit into the section beside me and I told [Schultz] and [Fehr] that I was going to get one,” Alzner said. “A couple of batters it was coming for us and I said, ‘[Schultz] this is mine.’ It bounced probably six, seven, eight rows in front and I didn’t even move — one hand right in my chest.”
The trio of Caps were sitting in section 125 down the third base line — once section over from yours truly. Let’s just say that an ecounter with a foul ball from Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers a couple of innings earlier did not go as well for the group I was sitting with.
“I’ve got it beside my shoes in the hotel room right now,” Alzner said. “I just tossed it there. I don’t know — I’ll probably bring it home and we’ll play baseball with it.”
Alzner was an avid baseball player growing up. He was a catcher, but always wanted to play third base because “it’s the hot corner and that’s where all the action is at.”