THE PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT BASEBALL -- AND HOW TO SNAG ONE AT A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME



Nice emails from nice people


 

May 22, 2016

Zack Hample do you think you can ballhawk Angel Stadium in Anaheim. You might be able to meet me today cause today at Angel Stadium is Little League Day.!!! PLEASE MEET ME THAT WOULD MAKE MY YEAR.

-Alex

 
 

May 21, 2016

Zack Hample, thank you because I got my first Ball At A Royals/White Sox Game (A Foul Ball) because I watched the videos to learn how a get a ball. Thanks Again!

-Trevor

 
 

May 20, 2016

Hey Zack, I just wanted to let you know that you are the first person that introduced me to ball hawking. Now I go to many different games at the Bay Area. I go to college, minor league, and Major League Baseball games. Also, I wanted to tell you that when I was at an Athletics game, I caught three foul balls sitting right next to where you sat when you were there. One of them was on the fly. Thanks for letting me know where to sit to catch a foul ball. Thank you so much for introducing me to ballhawking, it truly changed my life to the better. Lastly can you please post more videos on you're YouTube channel. It makes my day when I go into YouTube and notice you made a new video. Thank you.

-Uri

 
 

May 18, 2016

Hello Zack Hample, My name is Luke and I am going to a Red Sox game the 21 of June. It would be really cool to meet you. Is a chance that you are going to that game? The Red Sox are playing the White Sox at 7:05. If you read this if you can respond htat can be awesome.

-Luke

 
 

May 18, 2016

hi zack im literally crying tears of joy because you are my inspiration. I want to meet you so bad but you are always traveling. I've always wanted to get your books but I don't have the money to do it :( but I know one day I will get to read them. every time you post a video I put everything aside and watch your video. let me tell you about myself. im 13 years old I live in Worcester mass. baseball is my favorite sport and I wanna be like you when I grow up. I think it is great what you do for charity. every night befor I go to bed I pray to god that I can be like you going around the country to games catching balls. im just shocked that I get to talk to you. I would love to face time some day. im abot 45 min from boston and I would love to go to a game with you and catch some balls on the monster. hope to talk to you soon zack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Eddie

 
 

May 18, 2016

Hi Zack, don't know if you remember me but I'm the Adam kid you signed my baseball. Thanks again for the autograph.

 
 

May 18, 2016

Hey Zack, I'm quickly becoming a big fan of yours. You make this ballhawking stuff look like a ton of fun, I think I'm gonna try it when I get out to Citizen's Bank this summer for my Phils.

-Eric

 
 

May 17, 2016

It blows my mind that people are so angry that you're so happy. It must really suck to be said people. Good for you though Zack to just let it roll off your back. Congrats on the HR balls!!

-Brian

 
 

May 16, 2016

When are you going to giants stadium and you have inspired me to be a ballhawk I'm 10

-Matt

 
 

May 16, 2016

Hello Zack Hample, my names Travis and I'm from Brenham Texas and I'm 15 years old. hopefully this isn't to long of an email. I have watched all your YouTube videos and I'm a really big fan of yours. I live about an hour away from Houston and go to games often. I heard you give tours (as in taking people to games). I would really like to go to a game with you so I too can catch as many balls as you do. I don't know when the next time your coming to Texas is but when you do I would appreciate it so much if we went to a game. We could sit anywhere you want. Normally I catch about 2 balls a game.. Sadly. But I always show up 2 and a half hours early. I don't care if it takes you 7483 years to come to Houston to watch the Astros but when you do I'll be waiting. Just email me back if you ever read this and want to go to a game. Thank you so much

 
 

May 13, 2016

Hey Zack,

I've been following you for a couple years on Twitter. I live outside of Toronto and saw you snag a couple balls during BP at the dome and have been fascinated with your career ever since.

The "Sportsnet" channel up here did a little mini feature on you. Well it was actually highlights from the game, but they only showed you (The network is owned by the Jays they know we don't wanna see the yanks anyways).

I figured you would want to have a copy of it. It's just recorded on my iPhone from the TV but the quality isn't terrible.

I warn you the Sportsnet Anchor isn't very kind towards you, but I'm sure you take shit from ignorant people all the time. People who have no idea what you're about or what joy you've brought to so many through your charitable work.

Hope you enjoy the video, look forward to seeing you in the news snagging more balls soon!

-Kyle

 
 

May 12, 2016

Just got to say I've been a huge fan for a long time. I live in KC and was watching the royals game in New York and saw you catch Didi Gregorius' homerun ball. The commentators then started to talk about you and I had to show my family because I had been telling them that I wanted to be like you. Hope to catch you next time in KC. Thanks, Stephen

 
 

May 12, 2016

Hey zack I am a big fan of you I was wondering if you will be attending any Yankees or Mets games from June 19 to the 29 because I would love to meet you at a game and if you ever are in Tampa for a Rays game it would be awesome if I could meet you there too. From, Sam.O

 
 

May 11, 2016

Hey Zack,

Did I read correctly that you'll be in Cincinnati next week for the Reds-Indians series? Sorry to email but I don't use Twitter. I'd love to chat with you while your in town, or show you around if you need a host. I'm a fellow ballhawk and will most likely be at both games. Let me know your plans, I'd love to at least say hello and get my book signed. Feel free to hit me up via text. Hope you're doing well!

Best,
Corey

 
 

May 11, 2016

Really do appreciate you giving back to kids so they can play. Growing up my family was poor so I couldn't even afford cleats. What ur doing for these kids who were like me is amazing. Keep it up. And keep giving kids balls at games love seeing there smile when they get a ball.

-Cameron

 
 

May 11, 2016

Hi Mr. Hample,

I’m a fan of yours and you’ve inspired me to start snagging baseballs. I’d like to know if and when you might be coming to Cincinnati and if you do, if I could meet you.

-Shaan

 
 

May 10, 2016

Hi zack I was wondering if I could meet u at the ballhawk fest at oriole park I'm one of your biggest fans thanks zack hope we can see each other.

-Danny

 
 

May 10, 2016

I love the kind of, don't take this the wrong way, the weirdness of you, the walls of all the faces is so unique and I love it as a student at a Jesuit high school, I admire your way of life as we are taught to be our own. And I commend you for that. God bless, keep collecting those baseballs man. #getthismanatvshow

 
 

May 10, 2016

Zack,
My name is Carson and I am 15 years old and I live in Phoenix. I was wondering if you were planning on coming to a dbacks game this year, and if so, if you would post the date(s) on Twitter or your website. If you are, I would love to get a chance to meet you, because I am a huge fan.

Thanks,
Carson

 
 

May 9, 2016

Hey Zack, my name's Noah, I'm 16 and live in Toronto, I've been watching your YouTube channel for a while and its so cool how you are able to get a bunch of baseballs every time you go to a game, I'm hoping to get more baseballs and start a collection (ive only ever gotten 4) but throughout my life I'm hoping to collect as many as possible and I have a couple questions, 1. Any plans to visit Rogers Centre this season? And 2. For Rogers Centre particularly, what tips would you give if I want to get as many baseballs as possible.

 
 

May 9, 2016

Hello Mr. Hample,
I am a big fan of your blog and youtube videos. I was wondering if I were to pay you, could you try to get me a signed baseball by Mike Trout because he knows you? Please let me know! Thanks! PS. Would you come back to Toronto anytime soon?

-Nicholas

 
 

May 9, 2016

Hey my name is Charlie. I am a big fan. May 6 was my B'day and I saw you but was shy to say hi here is a picture of me did you seem me before the game on a bench with my dad? Also I got my first ball from the ball boy.

 
 

May 6, 2016

Hi
About 7 years ago you came to our Christmas party and gave me your email address. Ever since I've met you, I've wanted to follow your steps and catch foul balls and home runs and I've read your books (by the way, they're really good) and I've caught like 5 foul balls and I'm turning 15 in a couple months. So do you think you can contact me either at this email address or at my cell and perhaps give me some tips please.
Thanks so much
Sam

 
 

May 5, 2016

When are you coming to Target Field? I'm willing to pay for ticket and room.

-Nick

 
 

May 5, 2016

Heading to US Cellular tonight and Wrigley Tomorrow, hoping to snag some BP balls today and tomorrow, thanks for the inspiration!

-Connor

 
 

May 2, 2016

Hello Zack Hample,
I recently started to read your blogs and watched the VICE documentary on you. I admire and respect what you do for Pitch in For Baseball. I will defiantly make a donation at some point. My question is... When are you going to be at Citizens Bank Park this season? It would be an honor to see you/ meet you.
If you actually respond to this Thank You.
Sincerely,
Steven

 
 

May 2, 2016

Just wanted to say i think its great what you did  giving the A-Rod money to charity, But you know what even if you would have kept all the money there's NOTHING wrong with that at all, You paid the ticket price just like everyone else and for many people catching a ball like that could change their life financially, They talk shit but I bet most of the ones talking if they would have caught it would have been collecting the $$$, ( which is perfectly fine, A-Rod has the money, if he wanted it back so bad he could afford it,  Anyways long of the short of it, Ignore all the loud mouths, Keep doing you!

 
 

May 2, 2016

Your channel is my favorite one on YouTube! I've watched all of your videos and watch them multiple times! Awesome content. I wish I was as good as you at this. I've only gotten 3 my whole life and that's out of like 25 games lol. You should go shag some BP on May 16th in Dodgers Stadium for Angels vs Dodgers. I'll be there and it'd be awesome to have you and DodgersFilms both there.

 
 

April 30, 2016

zack i love watching your videos i would like to see you get 10,000 baseballs good luck

-Owen

 
 

April 28, 2016

I was wondering if I could buy one baseball from u. Your awesome.

 
 

April 28, 2016

Hey Zack, I'm a huge fan of your videos! I'm a huge baseball fan and my dad and I are touring MLB stadiums together! we are from Chicago and Wondering if you are going to be at citi field for the World Series rematch in June! I would love to meet ya! Please let me know that would be so cool!

Thanks,
Matt

 
 

April 27, 2016

Hi Zack,

My name is Dalton and I'm 17 years old. I've loved baseball ever since I was born. I came across your YouTube page and I love it. I loved it so much that I started ballhawking like you. I've read your books and study them religiously. I've applied them to Ranger Ballpark in Arlington and they've got me 10 balls so far. I just wanted to thank you for writing those books and making videos. It's helped a lot.

I have a weird question though and I know you probably don't get this a lot but, is there any way I can send you a baseball and you sign it for me? I would appreciate it greatly.

Thank you so much for your time!

-Dalton

 
 

April 27, 2016

Hey Zack! It was awesome meeting you at the Tigers game! I was going to ask you if you were the person who caught A-Rod's 3000th but I thought of it right after I met you! I just looked it up a little while ago and it turns out it was you! That's awesome! I have no clue how you do that but that's awesome! Do you have any advice on how you do that for youngsters like myself? Thanks! I hope you enjoyed Comerica Park!

-Luke

 
 

April 27, 2016

I think that u are awesome. I have been going to TCU(it's a College) games and your tricks have been getting me tons of baseballs. Thank u so much.

 
 

April 26, 2016

Will you be attending a game at Target Field in MN anytime this season? If so, I would love to try to snag some balls with you! I will buy you a ticket also, and maybe we could make a little youtube video together. I am a film major at college, so it would be a cool little video to make!

-Mason

 
 

April 26, 2016

Man you have the best life you are so cool you go to baseball games everyday at different places and you even get tons of ball but now you have a huge rubber band ball man you are awesome

 
 

April 25, 2016

Hi Zack,

I'm a fan from Boston. I don't get to go o many games, but I'm a big baseball fan. Somehow--through the rabbit hole of the Internet--I found out about you, and you're cool. You're personality is nice and super approachable. I wish you would make more YouTube videos--they're awesome and make it feel like we're with you. I wanted to throw two questions at you: most importantly, what kind of glove do you use/prefer? I saw you with a Rawlings glove recently, and on YouTube you said it was custom. Could you tell me what color/style? The leather color is the NICEST I've ever seen!!! The leather just looks incredible!!! I also saw you with a Wilson glove on Twitter--can you share what more about that glove?

Your hunt for balls is special! Do you enjoy the hawking more than the sport? The same?

Finally, could you give a little advice about how you go writing about baseball?

Thanks for your time! Your videos are AWESOME!!! And your personality is super cool! I love watching--thanks!

-Roger

 
 

April 20, 2016

Hey zack just wondering if you are going to upload a video soon really miss them have watched them all like ten times lol, good luck this season !!!!

-Ryan

 
 

April 18, 2016

Hey Zack,
I'm a big fan of yours and have occasionally left comments on some of your blog posts. Just sharing this ball I snagged on Friday night at Fenway! An infield warm up ball tossed by Tim Leiper. I was kinda surprised they were using them on the road!

Reading your blog/books have really helped me snag balls at MLB games now so thank you. Hopefully you snag one of the Jays commemoratives soon.
Best of luck,
Sam

 
 

April 14, 2016

Hi Zack!

I hope you have gotten off to a good start this season. I was wondering what your career was before this that allows you to go to this many games. This is my dream later on in life to go to every stadium and as many games as possible. I always appreciate anyone's love for the game. Good luck this season and thank you for taking time out of your day to read this.

Sincerely,
Jackson

 
 

April 11, 2016

Zack Hample,

First of all, I just want to thank you for taking the time to read this.

I'm an 18 year old boy from a small town in Utah called Syracuse. Ever since I was a little boy, my brother and I would (unknowingly) ballhawk at minor league games. I loved it. In fact I still love it and to this day, I will usually get a ball or two at every game I get to go to,. I still have a small collection of all the balls I've caught or that have been given to me.

Because I have lived in Utah my whole life and haven't had the chance to travel much, I've never been to a Major League Baseball game. I'm so intrigued and interested by what you do and how you do it. So I'll get to my point.

I want to do this. I want to ballhawk with you for just a game, maybe two. I think with you, your energy, and your determination, it would be such a blast and such an amazing experience for me. I was thinking/hoping you could tell me a game that you will be going to and I could fly out (no matter where it is) and somehow get a ticket and we could meet up and I could shadow you and have the time of my life. I truly just want this to happen. If you have any thoughts or suggestions please let me know. This would be such a cool experience and I would love to do this with you. Thank you so much Zack! I appreciate your time, thoughts, and actions on this idea.

Sincerely, a hopeful fan
Alex

 
 

April 9, 2016

Hi Zack-
I'm a huge fan and just wanted to know that your YouTube channel rocks and it would be so cool to meet you someday! I go to Rockies games, and thought it would be awesome if I could go Ball Hawking with you!!
Your the best!!!!
Sincerely, a huge fan

-Brayden

 
 

April 4, 2016

Zack,

I just discovered your story re Arod. You rock for enduring the worst of society and turning it around on them!! Inspiring, Thank you for being a unique human amongst so many fearful.

Just saying,
Bryan ( a random )

 
 

March 23, 2016

Hi Zack. My name's David and I've been a big fan of yours for about a year now and I love watching your videos. I'm going to Camden Yards in May to watch the Orioles and Tigers.
I plan on ballhawking in left field because most players on both teams are right handed. I have two questions. One, are different parts of the field or gates open at different times? The only information I found on the Orioles website is the gates open two hours prior to game time. My other question is, are the ushers at Baltimore similar to those at Citizens Bank Park, where they hunt balls before the park opens, leaving none for fans. If you know the answers, great; if not, than no biggy. It was nice being able to contact you, Zack.

Thanks,
David

 

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