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



Nice emails from nice people


 

August 9, 2017

Hi zack how's it going! I'm Russell and I'm 16 years old. I'm a huge fan of your videos and everything that you do! I was wondering what I needed to do to be able to participate in the "Watch With Zack" when you come to Fenway Park this season. I'd love to chat with you and snag some baseballs. Please get back to me if you have the chance.

Best wishes,
Russell

 
 

August 7, 2017

Hey Zack! I am going to the Yankees mariners game aug 27th. I got bleacher seats for the game and I was wondering if you were going. Zach you are amazing and sick at catching baseballs. I recently ordered your watching baseball smarter book. Can you please come to the game with bleachers seats. It would mean so much to me. If you can't, please tell me any advice you have for bleacher seats.

Sincerely,
Anthony

 
 

August 6, 2017

Hey Zack,

My name is Jakob. I've emailed you once before. I was wondering if your day at Petco Park has been established?

I hate to be a nag, but I've wanted to say hi and have you sign the book that I bought that you had written.

I always mention your name, when my friends think I'm crazy for asking Koji Uehara for a ball in Japanese, or looking up the umpires or coaches. You've no doubt, been an inspiration when it comes to getting balls at games and your methods have been put to use and of course they work!

I'm not exactly sure how I would know what day you'd be at Petco, but I hope to run into you there!

Thanks a bunch,

-Jakob

 
 

August 6, 2017

Hello Zack and thanks for reading this I hope. August 13 is my son Jacobs 14th birthday. He watches all your videos and loves watching and waiting for a new ones. He's a awesome son and little brother. I was hoping you could make his birthday the best my send him anything I'd be happy to pay you for whatever and your time. I know that if he received something from you that this would make his day. Thank you for your time.

-Jim

 
 

August 3, 2017

Dear Zack,

I realize it's baseball season and you may not be able to email back, but had to tell you that your books and videos are very much enjoyed by my son Gaines who is 12. He pitches and plays first base and loves the game! We have taken a trip this week and seen the Tigers, Pirates, and Indians and he has gotten at least one baseball in each stadium thanks to your advice including different hats/shirts/colors/etc. We live in Texas and love the Rangers! He looked for you the night before Beltre hit his 3000th-ha!

Anyway, he just wanted to say thanks!

-Becky

 
 

August 3, 2017

Hi Zack. Nice to meet u. I love watching your videos(and your old beard!)Just wanted to say to keep up the good work.

Your work inspired me to start using your tips and tricks. I tried to make the glove trick out of shoestring. It failed. Anyway, I recently went to a Indians game for my birthday. I was the first one and got 2 batting practice baseballs! The game was so much fun and got to see my first ever walk off grand slam.

I live in Ohio and go to reds and Indians. Your videos are so inspirational and entertaining to everyone of your subscribers. KEEP IT UP!!!

I wish that every MLB game I get to attend, I wish I see you. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! Zack, if you read this, I wish you good luck on getting to 10,000 this season. Also if you can, it would mean the world if you could respond.

Sincerely,
Ethan, Your most inspired fan

 
 

August 1, 2017

Hi Zack-

I was wondering if you could make a trip down to Hartford, CT to watch the Yard Goats play, with me, to do a "Watch With Zack" game. Yes, I know the Yard Goats are the Rockies AA team, but their ballpark is rated the best in AA, and it has a 30 foot right field wall, which has an amazing walkway behind the seats up there. Since the wall is so close, players hit balls into the street behind it before the game during BP. The stadium does not open early enough for BP, but since it opens an hour and a half before game time, you can sometimes catch the last 30 minutes of BP. Being a season ticket holder there, the players have gotten to know me. I am 15 years old, and its been my dream to ballhawk a game with you, who is probably the greatest ballhawk of all time. I am also a huge autograph collector, so another prized item would be a ball that you caught, that is signed by you.

So, if you could make time this year, or maybe next year, to come to the best stadium in AA baseball, that would make my ballhawking career a huge hit!!

Thanks so much for reading this!!

-Owen

 
 

August 1, 2017

Dear Zack,

My name is Greg and I am 15 years old from Boston Massachusetts. I live in a very small town outside of Boston called Medway. It is about an hour away from Fenway Park. I usually go to about 5 or 6 games a year. I wanted to let you know how much your videos impacted me. When I was about 13 I started to see your videos pop up on YouTube. I could really relate to you and your videos because you are just like me. I love to get into the park as soon as it opens, I love to run from one end of the park to the other to try to get a ball, and I love to stay for the very last pitch. Over my 15 years, I have snagged 20 balls (including a 100 year commemorative baseball from Wrigley and Fenway!) I really enjoy your tricks and tips you provide in your videos, they are very helpful. I actually just went to last nights Red Sox game at Fenway against the Indians, and snagged 5 balls just in BP! I also found out that I will be going on August 3rd to see the Red Sox play the White Sox! It would be so cool and exciting to see you at a game that I am at! If you could please respond and let me know if you will be going to any more Red Sox games this year, that would mean the world to me.

Thank you again Zack.

Your biggest fan, Greg

 
 

August 1, 2017

Hey man I love all of your videos and I have read all of your books and you are an idol to me I have always wanted to start ball hawking and i wanted to know if sometime next year we can could do this... I love in Kansas City and it would be cool if we could watch a game... (we could even go to St. Louis if needed) but we are willing to pay and would be a dream come true keep it up and hopefully talk to you soon

-Alex

 
 

August 1, 2017

Hey Zack, are you going back to Atlanta anytime soon or Cincinnati it would be really cool if I got to do the meet and greet thing you do! Ballhawking with you would be a blast! Thanks Harrison

 
 

August 1, 2017

Hey zack my name is trace and I would like to catch a game with u when will u be going to st.louis for a game? I would really like to meet u.!!! P.s I might be going to a Springfield cardinal game it's a minor league team and I don't usually don't go but if you could make it that would be awesome please reply back to tell me when you were going to St. Louis so that I could get a ticket to meet you. Thanks!!

 
 

August 1, 2017

Hi Zack - Hope you are well.

Looks like I will have a business trip in Boston 8/16-17. The Red Sox are home the 16th vs St. Louis.

I have a 10 year old that watches your videos all the time - I came home from work today and he was watching the video you had with the family that you took the kid to the Rockies/Mets game.

I read your FAQ's and I would need to check with my wife of course first, but wanted to see if 8/16 at Fenway was an option.

My son would love it......

-Christopher

 
 

July 31, 2017

Hey Zack, so i'm a huge Red Sox fan. I was at the All Star game this year in Miami. During batting practice when you were in right field i was a few rows behind you since you were in the front. I ended up later saying hi and taking pictures with you. Thank you for that. There is also one other thing i want to thank you about. During batting practice i was trying to get Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel's attention. So a few minutes later, someone hit a ball by the bullpen, and Chris Sale went over picked up the ball and looked up who to throw it to. He looked straight at me, pointed right at me with the ball in his hand, and threw it up. Since there were other people around me with gloves i was gonna have to earn the ball. And i did. I caught it over about 3 people all with gloves and once i caught it Sale pointed at me and threw his arms up in celebration and we had a little moment after that. It was truly amazing. And i was even more happy when i saw that in your Home Run derby video you got the moment on camera. And i want to thank you and your camera man for that.

 
 

July 31, 2017

Dear Mr. Zack Hample,

I am a Philadelphia, Pa resident who recently started watching your VLOGS on YouTube about you traveling to different MLB Stadiums and snagging baseballs . Zack, I have to give you Praise The Videos are Awesome and your work at doing it is Fun and Clever. I too am a baseball fan actually a fan of all the four Professional Sports League, but Baseball is by far the most Family Oriented Sport that has been a Tradition for so many years.

I think its very cool how you travel to all The 30 MLB Stadiums with your videographer and Do a Great Job at doing what you do. I have to give you props in getting two Famous Milestone Baseballs 1) Mike Trout's 1st Ever Homerun against The Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 2011) 7/24/11. 2) Alex Rodriguez 3,000th Hit (Homerun) to Right field against Detroit Tigers at "NEW" Yankee Stadium on 6/19/15. Zack, you getting those two Historic Milestone Baseballs was Great and Well Deserved. I know you wanted to get Albert Pujols 600th Homerun in Anaheim earlier this Year, but even though you didn't get it you made an A+ effort in trying.

Anyways I just wanted to write to say I am a fan, keep up the Great Work and I hope you get the 10,000th Ball very soon. I noticed you mentioned in your videos "The 2 Favorite MLB East Coast Stadiums" you enjoy are 1) Oriole Park at Camden Yards - Baltimore 2) Citizens Bank Park- Philadelphia. That's cool I've been to Both and I live about 30 minutes from Citizens Bank Park. In the near future maybe we can go to a game and you can show me your strategy in getting the Baseballs. Zack, Once again Keep up the Good Work I will be watching your videos and Take Care.

Sincerely,

Harlan K.
"MLB FAN"

 
 

July 31, 2017

Hi Zack, I've now been watching your videos for about a few months and meaning to write to you. Your are the best outfielder I have ever seen. YES!! An outfielder... hahaha... anyway I'm going to a Dodgers@ Braves game on august 3 and wanted to know if your going to be there if so I really want to see you there. I admire you. The time you went to Cuba was awesome. My family is Cuban so I was really watching it in depth. You are better then most baseball players. Hope to here back from you soon.

-Marko S.

 
 

July 30, 2017

Hi Zack,

I live in London, Ontario, Canada and I just wanted to write you and say hello, I don't need or want anything other than a hello back. What you do for charity is amazing, and I love watching you on YouTube. Watching your videos and seeing all the other baseball parks is really cool. I've only been to a handful of stadiums, Rogers Centre, old Tiger stadium, and progressive field so watching you explain other ballparks is neat.

Thanks for all you do and keep up the great work, it doesn't go unnoticed.

Thanks,
Keith

 
 

July 30, 2017

Dear Zack,

Hi Mr. Hample, my name is Zach Blair. I'm so thrilled that we can share the same name. I also think it's really cool that we share the same love of baseball. When I go to Major League Baseball games I usually go out and get autographs from really any player I can. This love of mine was influenced by your love of getting baseballs thrown to you or using your baseball glove. I forgot how many consecutive games I've got autographs from but it's been awhile. Thank you for influencing my new hobby. I love to watch your videos all the time. As an autograph collector I ask with all my heart, may I please have your autograph Mr. Hample. It would make me very happy. If you do decide to send me and autograph my address is [redacted]. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time and for your autograph if you decide to send me one.

Your Fan, Zach

 
 

July 30, 2017

Zack
Are u at Cooperstown today for hall of fame inductions? If u are we would love to meet up with u to talk baseball.
Eli

 
 

July 28, 2017

Hi Zack my name is Jody my son just got your autograph at the Yankees game and you made his day I'm so happy he actually got to see you because he's all into collecting baseball cards collecting weird kind of coins he loves to go to my dads house he calls it treasure hunting he found old stuff a Coca-Cola bottle still with the liquid in it worth $300 as of now but you are someone that he loves to watch your collections and your growth so thank you so much for making him realize that people are human you rock man and that hobbies or something to dream about but something that become real I hope you have a great game and catch another ball if you need to cool down there sitting in some nice suites enjoy and we're big Mets fans my husband owns his own painting company and our sales rep for Benjamin Moore gave the tickets (now they can come home you're probably the only reason my son wanted to go)

Jodi

 
 

July 29, 2017

Hey zack! I was wondering what stadium you will planning to be at on August 8th? I'm taking my dad to a kansas city royals game against the stl cardinals. We are from stl and I was wondering if you could surprise my dad at the stadium. I would feel honored to be in touch with you for a while.

From
Isaac age 11

 
 

July 28, 2017

Hi Zack,
My name is Aaron and I'm 15 years old. I saw you recently at a Phillies vs. Astros game on July 26. I was in right field during BP (only my second time ever seeing BP in person) and I turned around and saw you! I was so shocked to see you there. I have watched your videos and read your blogs since the beginning of last year and I have used many of your tips to snag baseballs. I usually only go to day games but I have still managed to go 5 straight games of snagging at least one ball thanks to your tips. At the Phillies game on July 26, I got Joaquin Benoit's warmup ball tossed up by Phillies bullpen catcher Jesus Tiamo in the seventh inning. Also, it was nice meeting your mom, she was very nice! You are my inspiration for ballhawking and I love the game of baseball even more thanks to you. Good luck on snagging 10,000 baseballs and I can't wait to see that YouTube video and (hopefully) blog post when you snag your 10,000th ball.

Sincerely,
Aaron

P.S. - I would love to come to the Argosy bookstore one day and I especially loved the blog posts when you snagged A-Rod's 3000th hit, Mike Trout's first home run, and at Kauffman Stadium when you snagged 32 balls.

 
 

July 28, 2017

Hi zack I'm a huge fan and I've been subbed to your channel since 10k. Anyways I'm going on a trip with my family to Camden yards next week for a series against Kansas City. Additionally we will be going to cali for vacation and seeing a padres game on the 20th and angels on the 21st. Just curious if you will be there so I could meet up. Please respond thanks.

 
 

July 28, 2017

Hey Zack,

I'm a huge fan and I recently met you at AT&T park during the Giants vs Padres series, I was just wondering if you're going to post a video about that day because that would be really cool! Thanks.

Mason

 
 

Hi Zack,
Just wanted to start off by saying I love your videos. I watch every single one right when they come out. I recently won a SF Giants contest (snapchat filter design) and I was given two BP passes and two lower box tickets. It is for the game on 8/22 vs Brewers. I would be willing to take you along with me. I know getting baseballs is your main thing, but this is also a cool opportunity where we can get in almost 3 hours early and be up close/meet and get the players autographs. Let me know if you're interested.

-Andy

 
 

July 24, 2017

Hey can you meet me and my dad at Marlins park at September 6 and hopefully I can get your autograph

 
 

July 23, 2017

Hey Zack a big fan of you're videos and I thought why not ask my mom to order You're book the baseball and I really hope it will be my favorite. I was also wondering when will be you're next appearance at Miller Park because I would love to meet you or if you're ever in Wisconsin feel free to drop by in Oconto and I'll show you around

Sincerely,
Bryton

 
 

July 21, 2017

I watch all of your videos. You are really inspiring to me and when you have back A-Rods 3000 hit that was a big deal cause you have been waiting your whole life for the moment I don't know what I would do if I got that. I would probably set it on my dresser. But I would do the right thing like you did and give it back. The coolest thing EVER is when you do your world famous glove trick that you did when you were 14 and you invented yourself. I cant believe you got Mike Trouts first homer. Wow my name is Brady and I am 14.

 
 

July 21, 2017

Hi zack,
I am going to the yanks game next week wondering where u will be I always wish I could see you.

Thanks,
Kyle

 

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