I Caught a Foul Ball at Angels Stadium (+ Fisheye Photography)

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!

OK, so I did some research. The Angles beat the Rangers by the final score of 7-4. Who knew!
OK, so I did some research. The Angles beat the Rangers by the final score of 7-4. Who knew!

I Caught a Foul Ball!!!

Me and my foul ball!
Me and my 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 Angles stadium is surrounded by pretty much nothing
Anaheim Angles stadium is surrounded by pretty much nothing

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.

This photo has become one of my personal favorites having nothing to do with baseball.
This photo has become one of my personal favorites having nothing to do with baseball.

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.

The Big A in the parking lot is taller than anything in any surrounding neighborhood.
The Big A in the parking lot is taller than anything in any surrounding neighborhood.

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.

I'm pretty sure I identified this seat as the farthest from home plate in right field.
I’m pretty sure I identified this seat as the farthest from home plate in right field.
Torii Hunter was always one of my favorite outfielders during his career.
Torii Hunter was always one of my favorite outfielders during his career.
Fireworks go off any time an Angle hits a home run.
Fireworks go off any time an Angle hits a home run.

The images in this post are a part of my photographic series: Baseball Stadiums With a Fisheye.

Highlights include: Shea Stadium, O.Co Coliseum and New Yankee Stadium.

There’s also the story of my Epic 5 Day, 1200 Mile, 5 Baseball Stadium Road Trip

 

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