I Took Batting Practice at Petco Park

Lobshots batting practice

Not gonna lie… I had my sights set on going yard for batting practice. I know I can do it. I just know I can. Then I found out the pitching machine was set in the 60s, and I only got 10 pitches… then only 4 of those pitches were strikes. Tough to hit the longball in those conditions. Luckily, along with my buddy Dave, Jonny Dub from Gaslamp Ball was there too… and because JBox has a bum back, he filmed us. Here’s the video. Jon goes first… then me, at the :44 second mark.

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I took some okay cuts… definitely hit some hard line drives. You can see the last swing I take that the pitch is low and away but when you’ve only got 10 pitches, you hack at everything. Thought it was nice of Jonny Dub to say, in his write-up, “And I tell you what, Brady can really hit the crap out of a baseball.” Thanks, man. Also loved that drop from The Natural to close out the clip.

Until next time, Petco. Man I hope there’s a next time.


Oh, I also shagged balls and played catch* in the outfield. Good times.


*that’s a Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery, 9.25 ABV, nbd. 

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6 Responses to I Took Batting Practice at Petco Park

  1. Riles says:

    First, AWESOME that you got to do that. Second, nice hat – where did you get it?

  2. DJ says:

    BP, great site. Been a fan for months. Ever thought about doing a reader mailbag? My submission: who’s the 2014 Padre All-Star Rep? Vegas must have it Cashner vs. the field, no? PS My wife wants to buy your FriarTrooper shirt. How can we get it?

    • bp says:

      hey DJ, thanks for the kind words. my lazy version of a reader mailbag is to send me an email/tweet/comment… a “lob” if you will.

      sad that you automatically said the singular “rep” – i mean, what if SD got TWO all-stars?

      Gonna be selling those StormFriar shirts soon. will keep you posted.

  3. DJ says:

    PSS Dude, you can rake….

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