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



Nice emails from nice people


 

June 22, 2016

ZACK PLEASE DO TROPICANA FIELD, IM ATTENDING MY FIRST MLB GAME THERE IN JULY AND I NEED GOOD SPOTS AND TIPS AND HOPE YOUR THERE WHEN I AM TO GET HELP IM A BIG FAN AND BALLHAWK AT SOME MINOR LEAGUE PARKS ALOT AND REALLY WISH TO MEET YOU PLEASE BE THERE

 
 

June 22, 2016

Hi Zack! I don't have another ticket but I just want to say that you are a huge inspiration to me! I love your vids and good luck on getting into that game! Your channel is one of my favorite on YouTube. Thanks for this channel, I'd be lost without it!

-Hope

 
 

June 22, 2016

thank you so much for your tips!!! I caught 2 tossups last night at a minor league game. it may not be a major league game but I caught two, thanks so much man!!

-Alex

 
 

June 18, 2016

Damn, just missed you at Dodger Stadium. Couldn't go tonight n found out u were there too late. Can't wait to see ur video for tips on how to get more balls at my home stadium. Any idea on when/if u will be back

-Jakob

 
 

June 16, 2016

Hey zack I have read all of your books. I am from kc, and got into ballhawking because of you. I created my own suction cup and managed to get 11 balls in a game at kauffman. It was a ton of fun so thank you so much for the advice.

-John

 
 

June 16, 2016

Zack. Thank you so much for making these videos. Two days ago I went to Tropicana filed. My dad and I are going around to baseball games and I told him I would catch at least two baseball from each stadium. There at the Rays stadium, I talked to five DIEFFEEENT players. Three of them gave me a ball. One was Robinson cano. He talked the whole game to me. After each inning he waved to me. Before this I never knew ballhawking was a thing but you inspired me to go up to him. During the game I got two more tossups, three foul balls, and one autographed ball from Evian longoria. I never got a ball before this game. Thank you so much for the inspiration I never could of done this without you. Tell me what stadiums u will be at and what day because I am going around. The country all summer at stadiums. Maybe if I see you I will catch more then you lol.

-Ryan

 
 

June 16, 2016

Dear,Zack Hample have been to Great American Ballpark, PNC, US Cellular, Target, Miller Park, Wrigley, Bush and the Diamondbacks park. I Watch all of your videos on YouTube. I love baseball. I'm 9 and a Cubs fan. My dad has season tickets. My whole life I have gotten 12 Major League Baseballs. I look up to you all the time.

-Maya

 
 

June 16, 2016

Seeing you at chase was awesome man!!! That was really nice of you to let me interview you.... You are awesome man keep it up.

 
 

June 16, 2016

Zack, your videos have helped me manage to get my first ball ( and 3 others) at my first game after watching your videos! Thank you so much for the tips and we love watching your videos!

-Emma

 
 

June 16, 2016

Zack, I would like to thank you for helping me have the experience of a lifetime. I went to a Giants game yesterday and they were playing the Brewers. I only got one ball but I asked three players to play catch. They all said yes! Two of them were coaches and one was Carlos Torres. Thank you for giving me the courage to do that.

-Tavi

 
 

June 14, 2016

do u think u could maybe come to bricktown ballpark in okc oklahoma i watch all of your videos on youtube the only statium i go to alot is bricktown ballpark in okc i am only 12 and my life time total of baseballs is 43 baseballs i promise u i am your biggest fan it would really mean alot to me if u could please respnd to me thank u zack hample for being so awesome

-Connor

 
 

June 14, 2016

Hey Zack I am going to the Padres vs Nationals game this Saturday June 18. I know it is short notice but it would be an honor if you could go and we could snag batting practice together and just get to meet you would be great. Please respond and let me know so I can look for you during batting practice. And I will be wearing my Stephan Strasburg autographed jersey number 37 so you will know its me and probably and hat that says AC or a camo Angels one, but just let me know. THANK YOU ZACK

-Tucker

 
 

June 13, 2016

Hey Zack,
My name is Connor, I'm a really big fan of your YouTube channel and I've watched all of your videos. I think what you do is really cool and neat. I was wondering when you would make a video of you ballhawking at Camden yards, or when you would be at Camden yards because I think it would be so neat to meet you. I'm from Baltimore and I'm a big Orioles fan so I thought it would be really neat to see you do a video at Camden yards because that's where my favorite team plays. I know you get a ton of emails and are very busy but please reply as soon as possible.
Regards,
Connor

 
 

June 13, 2016

Hey zack I saw you at Jorge posada day last year I was in the third base side and then I told my dad that was the guy who caught a rods three thousand hit I was going to go up to you but I am shy so please go to another Yankee game this year your awesome

-Matthew

 
 

June 12, 2016

Dear Mr. Hample,
My name is Anthony and I am 14 years old and from Long Island , New York . I love watching your videos on YouTube. Anyway, I am going to Camden yards late July and I was wondering on how to get autographs , I know u mainly focus on snagging baseballs but if you have any tips on how to get autographs please let me know . Also, I am dying to get your autograph but I'm not sure on how. feel free to email me back on how to get autographs and if I can get your autograph . Thank you!, Anthony

 
 

June 12, 2016

Hey Zack I just had to say thanks for handing me a ball at the Yankee Game the other day. BTW do u know who hit it? I was the one standing in the front row and was short with a Jeter jersey on.

 
 

June 11, 2016

Hi Zack! My name is Jaden and I am a huge fan of yours! The past few days I have watch tons of your YouTube videos. I was wondering if you would be coming to Wrigley, Busch Stadium, Kaufman Park, or any other stadiums in the Midwest sometime in late June or Mid-July? I would love to meet you and maybe even ballhawk a little with you too! Let me know if you get this.

 
 

June 11, 2016

Hello Mr. Hample,
I recently started to watch your videos on youtube and I've got to say, their very good. Now, I was wondering if you were going to be at the game on June 22nd at Yankee Stadium when the yankees will face the Rockies. I would appreciate if you respond.
Thank you,
A good fan

 
 

June 11, 2016

Hey Zack:

My baseball loving sons and I thoroughly enjoy your videos and especially appreciate your unique enthusiasm for the game we love.

If by any chance you'll be in Boston/Fenway next weekend (Thursday June 16 through Sunday June 19), I'll buy you a beer if you'd like.

In any case, keep on hawking!

All The Best,
Joe

 
 

June 11, 2016

Hi Mr. Hample I'm a Texas teen and o love watching your YouTube videos. When are you going back to a Rangers game?

-Jeremiah

 
 

June 11, 2016

Any chance you can come to Fenway and let me know?i really want to catch homers with you.

 
 

June 11, 2016

I have never been a die hard fan of baseball, and always thought it was boring, but you have made it interesting and fun.

-Camille

 
 

June 11, 2016

Never been a huge baseball fan but I just recently got mlb the show 16 for the ps4 and shortly after found these videos and man I think I'm growing a liking need to go to a few games soon.

-Lee

 
 

June 8, 2016

Hi Zack,

I am an avid Red Sox fan and I was wondering if you will be coming to Fenway this year. Also I love reading your blogs and watching your videos on YouTube. Lastly how do I donate to the charity you support and be entered in the raffle you do.

Thanks,
Kevin

 
 

June 8, 2016

hey man I just found out about your youtube channel and it's amazing! the fact that your so dedicated to what you do is just amazing keep working on reaching 10,000 balls! And love the rubber band ball lol

-Arturo

 
 

June 6, 2016

Hey Zack,

When is your next anticipated visit to Miller Park?

Clearly, you love ballparks. Although it's not a ball snag experience, have you ever been to Lambeau Field for a game? If you haven't, I'd love the opportunity to take you to a Packer game, and would then love the chance to go to a ballpark with you and take in the full "ball hawk" experience.

Thanks for reading.

Matt - Green Bay, WI

 
 

June 5, 2016

hey whats up zach. im a big fan of you. so, i wanna meet up at yankee stadium on june 22 against the rockies. i want go see in person how you catch these baseballs so easily. i find it really amazing how you do it. i watch all of your youtube videos and im really interested on how you do this. please contact me back. thank you

-Jon

 
 

June 5, 2016

Hi Zack I am one of your subscribers on YouTube and am a big fan. I was wondering if you could go to either one of the June 17th or 18th Houston Astros games at Minute Maid Park. I will be sitting in left field because the Astros have hit 26 to left field and 19 to right field. Thank you for your time and I hope to see you there. Also they are playing the Reds

-Jayson

 
 

June 4, 2016

Hi my name is max I'm subscribed to your YouTube channel and I like your videos I live in ny and I know you do to so I wandered if we could meet up I'm a big Yankees fan and love baseball unfortunately I have no game used ball like your (8755) thanks I hope you get back to me soon

 
 

June 4, 2016

Hey Zack, I saw you are in Baltimore this weekend. I was wondering if you were staying, or coming back for, the series with the Royals? If not, please let me know when you plan to come back to Baltimore. I am a tshirt designer in my spare time and have will have a shirt for you next time. Thanks man, and happy hawking.

-Joey

 
 

June 4, 2016

Hi my name is Michael. I am 15 years old I'm from fort worth Texas. I was watching vice sports one day I saw the one where you caught A Rod's ball. Ever since that video I just started diggin' your videos on YouTube. DUDE ITS AMAZING WHAT YOU DO!!! They are interesting and I just love watching them. Just here to say I'm a big fan. Well I'm going to watch the cubs in Chicago in July against the Mets then going to Milwaukee to watch them there too... Idk where you will be but if you are there at Wrigley or Miller I would love to meet you And I'm going to New York too anyways wherever I'll be wether New York, Wrigley, or Miller park I would love to meet you. Big fan brother.

 
 

June 3, 2016

ZACH I love your videos and I love you, your such a great person and I can't wait for you to come to philly again! And make a vid

-Liam

 
 

June 3, 2016

Hey Zack

Im one of your biggest fans and have watched everyone of your youtube videos. i look up to you as a role model. anyway i really want to meet you in person so i put together a list of games i might go to, so i was wondering if you could let me know which ones you will be at. If not the exact game, if you will be at the series, that is fine also. Thanks!

1.) Sat 6/11 @7:15pm- New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers (Yankee Stadium)

2.) Tue 6/21 @7:10pm- New York Mets vs Kansas City Royals (Citi Field)

3.) Wed 6/22 @1:10pm- New York Mets vs Kansas City Royals (Citi Field)

4.) Thu 6/30 @7:10pm- New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs (Citi Field)

5.) Sun 7/10 @1:10pm- New York Mets vs Washington Nationals (Citi Field)

6.) Sat 7/16 @4:05pm- New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox (Yankee Stadium)

7.) Sun 7/24 @1:05pm- New York Yankees vs San Francisco Giants (Yankee Stadium)

8.) Sat 7/30 @7:10pm- New York Mets vs Colorado Rockies (Citi Field)

9.) Sun 8/7 @1:05pm- New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians (Yankee Stadium)

10.) Sat 8/14 @7:10pm- New York Mets vs San Diego Padres (Citi Field)

11.) Mon 8/29 @7:10pm- New York Mets vs Miami Marlins (Citi Field)

12.) Mon 9/5 @1:05pm- New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays (Yankee Stadium)

 
 

June 2, 2016

Hello Zack I'm a big fan. I currently live in Tampa and I was curious where is the best place to get the most balls, wether it be hr or toss ups I want to know where you personally would go if you go to the Red Sox games in June send me a email back so maybe we can say hi.

Sincerely,
Ernie a big fan.

 
 

June 2, 2016

Hey Zack,

I just wanted to say I really enjoy your videos on YouTube. They are very informative and entertaining to watch. I myself am somewhat of a ballhawk, I used to go to close 20-40 games as a kid with my dad every summer. We would go to bp and stay for the game and I would try and get some toss-ups which was awesome. I have a small collection of about 200-300 baseballs, which is no where your collection but watching your videos I can definitely relate to the advice you give on how to catch them and I think you do a great job. I was actually at an Orioles game at Camden Yards one time and you were there. I think I caught a couple that day but definitely remember you catching a few as well. Hope to run into you again in Baltimore sometime and hope all is well!

Sincerely,
Stephen

 
 

June 2, 2016

Hey Zack,
I just wanna start by introducing myself my name is Ali I'm from Toronto and been a big baseball and Blue Jays fan forever I started watching your YouTube channel I've gotten into ball hawking I've read your book and using all your tips to grab as many balls as possible I see what it's all about. It's an addiction but lots of fun I wanted to invite you out to Toronto and give you the heads up that this year the Toronto Blue Jays are using 40th anniversary baseballs and I figured you may want to make a trip out to try to snag a couple balls if you do decide to come out let me know attached is a pic of the 40th anniversary ball.

-Ali

 
 

May 31, 2016

You don’t have to respond to this, but I just want to say that I really enjoy your youtube videos and they always find a way to brighten up my day. Keep doing what your doing, don’t listen to any of the haters either. I can’t wait until you catch your 10,000th ball. 10000!!! Great Job man:)

-Dean

 
 

May 31, 2016

Dear Mr. Hample,
I am emailing you to just tell you that I love watching your videos and I want to be like you! I'll keep this short, I saw your website that says you read every email, I would like to ask you if you would make a video on ball-hawking at Great American Ballpark. Please reply to me as soon as you can! Thanks for being an inspiration, I love how you give some balls to kids too. Could you send me one? Thanks!

Sincerely,
Blake

P.S. Please make the Reds video!

 
 

May 31, 2016

Hi Zack. My name's jasper. I just wanted to say I'm a huge fan. I love collecting balls. I have started my collection. I am planning on buying one of your books. I live in Philly, and know a lot of the players. I am friends with Odubel Herrara and share his sign, which means "The little bull", or El Torito. Anyway just wanted to say Hi

 
 

May 30, 2016

Hi Zack,

My name is John and I am a huge fan of you and what you do. I had a couple of questions for you.

Here they are,

1. What/Who got you addicted to Catching Baseballs?

2. I know you are from New York City. Which team do you support, Mets or Yankees.

3. I would like to go to a baseball game with you. (Preferably Citi Field because I like the Mets) how would I do that?

I hope you will read and answer my Questions.

Best, John

 
 

May 30, 2016

Hey zack!
I'm a huge fan and I love the way you handled the A-Rod thing. How did you make your "claw" that you use to pick up baseballs on the warning track? Could you send me a list of supplies and directions? Thanks! And could you send me a schedule of where you will be soon as I'd like to come meet you and learn your strategies.
Sincerely,
Michael

 
 

May 30, 2016

Hi zack big fan and you are the smartest baseball nerd ever lol but please the next stadium you go is citi field June 16 so I can meet you you don't have to but keep doing what you love and catch homers have a good day

-Nick

 
 

May 29, 2016

Hi Zack I am a huge fan would you be at the game on June 11th at Yankees Stadium if you are I would really love to get an autograph you are amazing.

Sincerely , Rahul

 
 

May 29, 2016

Hi Zack, many thanks for yours videos. I am from France and i am a MLB fan.  Sure if i was in USA i will try to grab some baseballs like you...lol.  In may 2012 for my first day in America i was at the Yankee Stadium then few days later at the Citi Field. All the best.

 
 

May 27, 2016

Hi Zack,
My name is Nolan and I love watching your videos. I live in a little town in upstate New York called Ontario, it is about 30 minutes away from Rochester which has a triple A baseball team. I'm going to see a Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox on August 10 and I was wondering if you'll be able to meet up at the game. It'd be a pleasure to meet you and give me ball hawking strategies. I'd love to hear back from you.
Sincerely
Nolan

 
 

May 25, 2016

I am 15 years old and I am from Indianapolis. I have caught about 20 baseballs at major league games and you have inspired me! I most recently traveled to Nationals Park and snagged five baseballs, Citizens Bank Park and snagged two baseballs on a rainout, Safeco field and snagged two, and Camden Yards and only snagged one. This year I am going to Toronto, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. You have inspired me to go travel out to MLB games and drag my dad out to the park two hours early and buy caps for all the teams! He thinks you are amazing and unreal. I have read all your blogs from 2013 and have watched your youtube videos and you have helped me snag baseballs.

-Ian

 
 

May 25, 2016

Hey I just wanted to say hi. I watch your vids a lot. I live in Minnesota and I was wondering when your gonna ballhawk there. The left field bleachers are great. I've once gotten three balls there. There's running room and it opens at 4:30. For 7::10 games and many players creep around there for toss ups. And since MN is very big on hockey and the twins are the worst team in baseball. Theres literally no one there for the first 1/2 hour. And with righties like sano who can hit well. And Maurer that can hit it the other way. There's many chances for balls. Please write back and give me info on where your going. I've also been to nationals park twice. US cellular field once and wrigley once. You are one of my favorite people in baseball. And your tips are fascinating. I've been to exactly 24 major league games. Some cool things that happened was when Salvador Perez said hi to me, I was at Ricky nolascos 100th win, and my favorite game was the one at wrigley were the Cubs beat the Giants 5-4. Once again thank you and hope you can write back or maybe in a YouTube video talk about it.

Thanks again,
From, Tommy

 
 

May 25, 2016

I'm 35 & I think what u do is amazing! I've never gotten a MLB ever! I have your book, hopefully one day I'll meet u!

-Shannon

 
 

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

Dear Mr. Hample,

My name is Jack. I'm 12 years old, in the seventh grade, and live in a town called Dracut in Massachusetts. I know your visit in 2012 to Fenway Park was both an awesome and dissapointin day. You were able to snag your 6,000th carrer ball. But there was no BP due to the tarp on the field. I'm very interested in your hobby or your profession. It would be an honor to actualy talk to you and get an idea of how I could do what you do. I'm a huge Red Sox fan and Los Angeles Angels fan. Since I live in Mass. I can't go to LA to watch the Angels compete. I was just wondering if you would like to talk to me and possibly if your not busy, fly down to Boston. I know I'm a pesky 12 and half year old asking for a lot. But on the bright side I would like to mention that we have a Single A team 7 minutes away from house. The team would be the Lowell Spinners. They are an average team and a team that hits a lot of foul balls. There is no seating in the outfield due to the Merrimack River, but there is seating surrounding the field. If you were to gt in touch with me I could speak to you about all the good things of coming down here. I also want your help snagging some balls when the Spinners play. Once again, just hearing back from you would be amazing, once again I hope you get back to me, and have a good rest of the day.

Sincerely, Jack

P.S. You should also attend a Red Sox game again, they're awesome.

 
 

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 19, 2016

Hey Zack, thanks again for the advice, I got my first batting practice ball and first game ball from an ump at the end of the game. I even bought a nationals hat to try for a toss up and had a Met fan talking trash to me, even though I secretly had my david wright shirt under my red hoodie. You totally made my day!

-Jeremy

 
 

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

Zack you inspired me to go ballhawking and now I try to make every philllies game I can. That would be so cool to meet you at a phillies game thank you for posting you blogs and videos. The books are awesome too Zack, your the best ballhawker ever.

-Luke

 
 

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

Hello I'm South Korean and I've impressed by your passion for baseball. Thank you for giving me passion and meaning of life. I hope you will have a good time in South Korean ball park for ballhawking someday ^^

 
 

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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