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



Nice emails from nice people


 

January 19, 2017

Hi zack I was at your book store the other day and really liked it I really want to meat you one day at a yankees game or in new york city. I have watched all your you tube videos and will continue to. Please let me know the next time you will be at a yankees game I would love to meat you.

Your fan Aaron

 
 

January 17, 2017

Hey Zack,

My name is Todd. I am a pretty big baseball fan (Giants!!) out here in California. I am writing because of my (even bigger baseball fan) son, Ben, who is 13.

I wanted to find out details/costs of the Watch with Zack experience. I think that might be fun for Ben if it could work out. He's a big fan of yours, we've watched all your videos.

We were standing near you at the All Star Game in San Diego last year. I didn't know who you were yet so I thought it was weird that my son wanted to get an autograph from some dude from YouTube. Now I get it! (Ben caught a home run ball in BP before the All Star Game, we think Josh Donaldson hit it). We saw ourselves for a moment in your video.

Anyway, let me know what the details are. We go to a lot of Giants games (usually on the weekends) and A's games (not as often but it's just as close). We also like ballhawking at the Giants AAA facility in Sacramento.

But certainly we'd also consider going down to one of the LA stadiums to meet up depending on your schedule.

Let me know. Thanks for all the great videos!

Todd

 
 

January 13, 2017

Hey zack I am a big fan of yours my name is Aidan and I'm 13 I love your videos and I have seen all of them at least two times. I ordered your book how to snag major league baseballs online but there were no more copies so it didn't deliver and I was sad. I think it's amazing what you do and I wish I was you. I want to be like you but I'm not getting anything, as you mentioned in your videos u got ur first ball at 12 I believe so I still have a lot of time ahead of me. But if you could give me some advice that would be great, thanks for reading

Ur #1 fan Aidan

 
 

January 13, 2017

Hey Zack,

Let me introduce myself, my name is Tyler and I am 18. Currently in college, undecided major. But I write you because if your ever in Minnesota my family and I have season tickets and I am more than happy to help you get in early. Keep up the great work!

-Tyler

 
 

January 13, 2017

You are an absolute legend I have only snagged 187 baseball your a huge role model to me! Hope you get 10,000 soon.

-Grady

 
 

January 6, 2017

Hey Zack thank you for what you are doing on youtube. I'm a baseball fan from Italy and I really enjoy watch all of your videos! I've also read your latest book and I've learned some cool stuff and facts about this wonderful sport, are you planning of write something else in the future? BTW I'm a juggler and I saw that you can do some tricks, If you want to improve let me know :) Cheers from Italy, Tommaso.

 
 

January 6, 2017

Zack love the videos just letting you I live in Stratford in London where rumours are flying about the Red Sox playing the yankees in 2017 I'm assuming you would fly over and be cool to meet you! Huge fan from London who flies over the Atlantic to see the MLB every year and will make it to my 10th ballpark next summer. I will do all 30!

-Andrew

 
 

January 5, 2017

Your the man Zack me and my daughter watch your YouTube videos all the time thank you and keep them coming from your homeboy from East LA

-Paul

 
 

January 5, 2017

I could watch you catch baseballs all day long. Love seeing you be the fan and also having your own fans. You're an inspiration. You found your thing and became the best in the world at it. Congrats on a great year and keep the videos coming.

-Kit

 
 

January 2, 2017

Hey Zack,

I'm looking into buying one of your bobble heads online. My family says that I should use my $25 better but I still want it. An idea for future years: I know you're not a huge football fan, but there is a college football bowl game called the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium every year. Maybe we could have some YouTube action? Anyways, thanks for all you do and I hope you have a fun offseason.

Drew

 
 

January 1, 2017

Good morning and happy new year. I went to law school with [name redacted]. I just wanted to reach out to you to let you know that my son [name redacted] has become a very big fan of yours. He has read all your books, watches your videos and follows you on Instagram. He finally met you at a mets game last August and was able to snap a photo. A few weeks ago [name redacted], who sings, got together with some of his musical friends and organized a concert at their middle school to raise money for pitch in for baseball. They raised over a hundred dollars. I just wanted you to know that you are inspiring kids even in some unorthodox ways. His next mission is visiting your book store. I promised him soon. Anyway if you could send him an emai [address redacted] I'm sure he would love it. Thanks !! Heather

 
 

December 31, 2016

Dear Zack,
My name is Owen, I am 12 and from Baltimore. I've been collecting baseballs ever since I went to 2012 Opening Day when the Orioles played the Rays. Being an away fan and getting there early I snagged 5 balls and an autograph/picture with Matt (Also, I became best friends with Pedro Strop, he gave me like 3 balls). Anyways, since then i have been going to as many games possible and now have like 25 baseballs. At the time it seemed like i had the most baseballs ever. But then seeing you, Zack, you are like the god of snagging. My friend, Jared, and I watch all of your videos, read your blogs, and your books. I have your book, used the Glove Trick, and got myself an umpire hat (I am writing this in that hat, thanks). I beg my dad to go early to every single game and catch batting practice but it mostly ends up just us getting there around 6-6:30 :(. Oh yeah, going back to when I did the glove trick earlier this year, when I was testing it out at home everyone was like "What even are you doing" and "That won't even work" and I responded (in my head) with a "It's THE glove trick, gosh!" I don't want to sound like a stalker but I aspire to be you. The one thing I am afraid of is my love of snagging balls interfering with my love of the game. But I don't want to decrease the passion for one to increase the other... I have read almost all of your blogs on Camden and from watching your videos we have something in common. We go to OPACY a lot and is our favorite, or one of them, ballparks. It would be my dream [Other than surpassing you in total balls ;)] to meet you at the game. Is the best way to find out when you are in Baltimore Twitter? Well I hope you can read this or even write back [would also not be that bad]!

See you in the spring and Happy New Year,
Owen

I shall end on a quote from Yogi:
"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too."

 
 

December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas Zack! Just wanted to let you know that I am your BIGGEST fan! I was subscribed to your channel at 10k and have watched ALL of your videos and have tried out your techniques at minor league baseball games and it worked, my PB at a game for a baseballs is 13! Thnx for everything and have a Merry Christmas.

-Trenton

 
 

December 21, 2016

Hey Zack! Nice video! I comment all your videos and you always respond. I send you an email about a school project I'm doing about baseball and you respond with amazing answers. I just want to thank you for all you do for your fans. I'm proud to be one of them. Your my favorite YouTuber, I always click as soon as I see your videos coming out and I'm always entertained by them. You have so much talent Zack! Thanks for making me happy, thanks for making my days better, thanks for being yourself. Thanks for everything Zack :) -#2 fan (after your mother)

 
 

December 20, 2016

I love your vids. I took a picture with you at Safeco field and you made my life! Please respond

-Tanner

 
 

December 19, 2016

Dear Zack Hample,
I have send you a gift for fan mail and own one of your books if I can have your autergraph please, just wanted to give you the heads up, but I was wondering if you can give me a shout out on your youtube channel because that would mean the world to me.

Have a good day!
From your biggest fan, Josh

 
 

December 11, 2016

Hello Zack

I wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying your videos on catching baseballs. I especially like the ones at Folton County Stadium and Turner Field, because I am a Braves fan.

I have been to 13 parks, but only 11 are still open. I need to get back to Philly and Atlanta.

For all of the parks I have visited, I haven't ever caught a ball. I did buy a game-used ball when I went to Wrigley.

I haven't been lucky enough to catch a ball because of my vision. I think that when I get to my next game, possibly in Philly, I might get a little closer to the field, and try for a toss-up.

Thanks for making such awesome baseball videos.

James
Salt Lake City, Utah

 
 

November 27, 2016

Zack you are such an inspiration keep up the work hope one day I can meet you at a game I sorta ballhawk too.

-Brentt

 
 

November 25, 2016

Hi Zack,

My name is Will. I'm 12 years old and a huge Cubs fan. I just wanted to let you know that your videos are awesome and it's incredible how you go to so many parks and snag so many balls. I want to do that one day. Good luck catching more balls in the future!

Thanks-Will

 
 

November 22, 2016

Hi Zack I'm a huge fan of yours. I have read all of your books and I loved them. I'm 15 years old and I'm a amateur ball hawker my self and I live in Atlanta. I was wondering if you are going to visit SunTrust Park when it opens. My dad works for the braves and we could hook you up with some tickets that are in foul ball territory. The only problem is it's going to have to be about a mouth or so after it opens (because it's a new park and everyone wants to go there). Anyways next time you are in Atlanta you should email me and I can get you some tickets.

-Max

Ps love your videos.

 
 

November 22, 2016

Hi Zack, I'm Evan, a 12-year-old boy from Bakersfield, California. I am a huge baseball fan and play on a very competitive travel baseball team. My team and I are big fans of yours and were wondering if you were willing to autograph a ball and send it out here. We would greatly appreciate it, as we love to watch you snag baseballs in many different ways all over the world. Even if you are unable to send a baseball out here, we would love it if you just simply reply. Thanks again, Evan.

 
 

November 22, 2016

Your life is so much more interesting than mine.. I need to get out more holly crap! By the way, your wife or GF is very attractive, just throwing that out there.

-Jason

 
 

November 21, 2016

Hi Zack I just wanted to say thank you for being my idol my mom thinks that you are weird but I think you are amazing and I can't wait till I earn enough money to go to a MLB game.

-Aidan

 
 

November 21, 2016

Nobody at my school cares about baseball even my friends. I am always happy to watch your vids. I am a nerd when it's baseball especially when it comes to MLB stadiums. I know all the current ones. I will be sad but happy for you when you've filmed at the rest of them. Your the best youtuber ever. I hope to be like you someday. Also I loved that vlog thing. Plz do it again it was the most unique vlog I've ever seen.

-Harry

 
 

November 21, 2016

Just about any ballpark you go to Zack, you bring the best level of energy and present all fans great baseball personality. Your videos are my most favorite to watch and I hope one day to do what you do: bring joy, speak uniqueness of many personalities around the ballpark and share the love of the game as well as snag baseballs. Thank You Zack:) (p.s. are you going to Atlanta's new ballpark next year?)

-Samuel

 
 

November 21, 2016

Zack, I watch every video you upload within the first 5 minutes of it being uploaded I have been subscribed for a while and I never miss an episode. You are awesome Zack. Keep doing great things.

-Jamieson

 
 

November 21, 2016

Do you think you will be coming to Cleveland next year? It turns out I passed u at a game I went to, but I didn't realize it was you! It was in September against the Royals. I am a fan of your and thought it would be cool if I got to meet you!! Or at least see you.

-William

 
 

November 20, 2016

Dear Zack my Name is Luke and I'm a 11 year old kid from around philly I love your videos and your blogs! I really hope you keep it up for many years to come
From Luke

 
 

November 18, 2016

When will you say your Schedule for 2017? I am gonna be in Anaheim on April 7, May 14, And in New York on June 19-22, and in Boston June 23 which is my Birthday! Hope i can see you sometime next season! I am attending a Seasons high games this year so hope to see you sometime!

 
 

November 17, 2016

Hello Mr. Hample! I just found your channel after watching the Vice interview on you and i have to say, what you do is awesome! Never stop doing what you love! It puts such a smile on my face to see you doing what you're so passionate about! Its just so cool! You're awesome man!

 
 

November 15, 2016

I'm watching some of your highlights from the past season.

Have you planned out your '17 yet? Do you have an early prediction on where your lifetime #10K will be?

Would love the chance to meet you if you come to Atlanta.

-Mike

 
 

November 14, 2016

Hello, my name is Ethan and I am 14 years old. My twin brother and I would be interested in going to a game with you, as you described on your website. We are willing to pay the fee to have a great time catching baseballs. We live in Chicago and are huge Cubs fans, although going to a White Sox game would be preferable because they are bad and therefore have less fans to go to games, and it would be less crowded. We love your Youtube channel, and the fact that you have made a career out of catching baseballs. We would really appreciate going to a game with you and it would be an amazing experience for us.

 
 

November 11, 2016

I love you videos Zack! I look forward to them every time I see it in my sub box! Please keep making them! You got me into Ball Hawking as well! Keep up the amazing work! :)

 
 

November 9, 2016

Hi. My name is Josh. I live in Alabama. My favorite team is the Braves. You are Awesome. I love coming home from school and seeing if you have posted any new videos. I have watched all of your videos and some many times. I know you are busy but if you get the chance please write me back.
(Of course, if you are not ballhawking!)
I love to watch you run around stadiums and catch balls. Just so you know, my lifetime total of baseballs is 8. I know that sounds shabby but I got my first of that collection this year. So 8 balls this year. I am happy with that but I know you usually get 8 in a game. One of those 8 is a Turner Field commemorative ball tossed up by the home plate umpire at a game I went to this year. I was really pumped to get that one.
Please write me back if you get the chance.
Please post new videos soon.
KEEP CATCHING BASEBALLS!!!!

Thanks,
Josh

 
 

November 4, 2016

Hi, my name is Ryan and I'm a huge fan, your idea of inviting fans to games has interested me into a day with you at the game next season. Now I don't know my availability and what the schedule for next season is. I'm a huge nats fan so nationals park would be nice and on most weekdays I have school but I may have a few days off. I just wanted to let you know I'm interested and maybe we could work something out in the near future. Hope you snag one of the 25th year commemorative baseballs at Camden yards in the 2017 season. Hope to talk to you soon, Ryan

 
 

October 26, 2016

Dear Zack,

Just wanted to say a big thank you so much for all these videos. Since I live in Hong Kong which is like across the world, I'm not able to regularly watch MLB games due to the time zone, let alone go to an actual MLB game. However, your videos allowed me to experience the mood and aura of a game and I am truly grateful. I've always been an angels fan as I went there for a tennis tournament quite some time ago. Watching you catch Mike Trout's first homer made me feel real jealous and happy at the same time. It was like living my dream life through your eyes.

I've been watching your videos for almost a year and a half now and probably my favorite video or moment was the time where you went to angels stadium and caught the 50 year commemorative baseball. I've been trying to find it online but I guess its too valuable to be on any market platform.

Last summer, I went to angels stadium which had me take a 14 hour long flight. It was a truly remarkable experience and its all thanks to you. I caught 5 baseballs during my 7 game stay at Anaheim and if it wasn't for your guides from blogs and videos, I dont think I would've caught those. I was hoping that you would be there, really wanted to give you my thanks in person but I guess you were going back to the Bronx according to your blogs.

So thank you Zack, you will always be one of my baseball heroes.

-Fergus

 
 

October 25, 2016

Hi Zack,

My name is Dalton and I'm 17 years old. I've loved baseball ever since I was born. My brother and I came across your YouTube page and we love it. We loved it so much that we started ballhawking like you, even though we've only tried at two games. I've read your books and study them religiously. I'm planning on taking my brother to as many ranger games in the 2017 season as i can and hopefully we will catch a lot of balls like you do.

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 don't have a baseball I can send but I'd love to get your autograph. I would appreciate it greatly.

Thank you so much for your time!

 
 

October 21, 2016

Hey zack. I was bullied as a child and dealt with depression for several years of my life. I first discovered you when you caught A-rod's home run ball and have been an avid fan ever since. Because of your videos I finally inspired myself to get out back into the real world and start going to baseball games again and get into ball hawking. In the darkest times of my life your videos were something I looked forward to and were one of the main things keeping me from going over the edge. I can't thank you enough for what you have done and even though you don't know me at all you have had a massive effect on my life. You are my hero and I am forever grateful. I am one of your biggest fans I watch all your videos and if you gave me the bobble head it would be one of the best moments in my life to get something from my idol. You really are special and your videos were what gave me hope in life. Thanks zack.

-Vince

 
 

October 21, 2016

I am the biggest zack hample fan ever. One day I hope to meet you at a game. Ever night I watch you and I use creative ideas like your glove trick. I put a zip block bag around my I pad to watch you even in the shower. Half of this was written in the shower. Just to know you will watch read this is amazing. I watch you everyday of my life and when you do not make a video I watch an old one even though I have watched all of your old ones.

 
 
October 21, 2016

Hey Zack I am subscribed to you and I do not have a bobble head collection yet and yours would be great to start me off! I know everyone says that they are your "number one fan" but I really am truly. I have watched everyone of your videos about five times each. I am a Red Sox fan JBJ is my favorite player. I would be SO happy if you sent me one of your bobble heads. I was also wondering who are you rooting for in the postseason? GO ZACK!!!!!!!!!!! GO BASEBALL!!!!!!!!!!! AND GO RED SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Hayden
 
 

October 21, 2016

Hi Zack my names Griffin, I have been collecting baseballs after I started watching your channel when you had about 4,000 subscribers. I try to go to as many triple a games because it costs to much for major games. I currently have about 12 baseballs I've caught or received during the games I've been to. Thanks for an awesome channel!!!! Good luck for 10,000 career catches!!!!!!

-Griffin

 
 

October 20, 2016

What up Zack? I just wanted to say it sucks that the 2016 regular season came to an end! But it was by far the best baseball season that I could remember. From David Ortiz going out in style to me meeting you on 9/11 at Yankee Stadium, I just want to say that you are my favorite youtuber and I hope you never stop making videos and catching baseballs!

 
 

October 17, 2016

Mr. Hample,

While it’s sad to see that your blog will go on a breif hiatus, we will have plenty of older articles to look back at.

You were one of many people whose blogs have helped me grow my blog, MetsPlus, and even though we’ve never actually spoken directly, I thank you for that.

All the best,
Niko

 
 

October 16, 2016

Hey zack my names Rett and ive been a subsciber for some time now and i went to a mets game this year praying you would be ther and after the loss i was super upset but my day was made after seeing you filming a video it was so cool to see you actually do it instead of on my phone on youtube you were super cool to me and we took a picture together which definitely made the loss less painful I love the videos and i think you should try to make as many as possible with how cool your videos are I beilve it should be quantity over quality but obviously thats your decision thanks for reading and I hope you have a good day
Rett

 
 

October 13, 2016

I just want to say thanks for your videos all of them are awesome. I love watching them because I am a huge fan of you. I hate how you get so much hate. Don't listen to them they are jealous of how good you are at tracking/reading where he ball is. My friend and I am huge fans of you. The videos you do are awesome because I love how you talk about the game and know and love the game just like my friend and I. I follow you on twitter and I like following you because I agree with most of the things you say. When I get older, I want to go to all the stadiums and ball hawk. Someday I hope to meet you in person. Thank You and God Bless!

-Jacob

 
 

October 8, 2016

Hey zack!! This is going to be a pretty long email so im sorry for that but I have a lot to say. When my dad was stationed in ft.leavenworth kansas (he is active duty military). He took me to my first MLB game at kauffman stadium about 3 years ago. I wanted to go but i wasnt really interested i was complaining about how hot it was and that i was bored waiting in line. During the game i learned that it was really fun. I have played baseball my whole life but never have enjoyed it as much as i have now. Anyways that first game followed with about 15 more and this past summer i was on youtube watching your videos and i was inspired*** me and my dad became huge royals fans after there world series runs. But right before we moved to ft benning georgia we went to like 5 more games. Each game i was just trying to get one single ball. I couldnt get one. On my last game royals vs angels a player tossed me one up. Me and my dad have never bonded with anything like that before. He is usually not around that much and is gone. He would always put me on teams and i never really wanted to play. But after catching that ball i finally found a passion. I ask my dad to play catch when he is home all the time. I started to get motivated to do good in school so i can play baseball for my school and for this i can never repay you i am a freshmen in highschool. Sorry for the length but i felt like you should hear this.
Sincerely, Nick

 
 

September 28, 2016

Hey Zack I just wanted to say thanks for all the videos this season. I really enjoy them. You got me in to Ballhawking even though I only got 4 this season. I have a small streak at Citi Field. Every time I went this summer I got a ball. I went to a Yanks game in August. I got nothing but it was a great game because I met you for first time. I was happy to even get to talk to you but I got a photo with you. I saw you at Citi a few weeks ago I didn't say hi or anything but it was still fun seeing you. I just wanted to say thanks for a great season even though it's not officially over. Your a really cool guy and I look forward to your videos next season.

 
 

September 27, 2016

Hey Zack- I love your videos man. Started watching when your name popped up and people were giving you a hard time about the military game. Just want to say that you are totally good in my book. Keep doing your thing. I will be waiting to see your 10,000th ball man. God bless.

 
 

September 27, 2016

I was at Comerica Park a couple days ago and got 5 baseballs including 2 Toronto Blue Jays 40th anniversary balls. This year instead of getting autographs I decided to do ballhawking like you and I really like it so far. You gave me a ball earlier this year but I didn't know who you were, so that stunk. Hopefully you come to Comerica Park soon and we can meet up.

-Rachel

 
 

September 24, 2016

Dear Zack,

My sons (Arman, Faris, and Zakir) and I are admirers of your work. We have watched several of your videos and Arman (pictured in the middle) has been inspired to go to batting practice at a Yankees game to apply some of your techniques. We took this light bulb changing device and added rubber bands (based on your techniques) to adapt it to snagging baseballs. Please advise if you think there are stadiums we could take it into (perhaps none).

All our best and thanks for your entertaining videos and blog.

Avi

PS We are actually Cardinals fans and happen to live in New York.

 
 

September 23, 2016

Hey man I work for the royals and sold you a royals cap when you were in town. I just wanna say it was an honor to meet you and bummed we couldn't get a pic. I follow you're tweets and enjoy all the pics you take of the different foods at the ballparks. Best wishes
Dalton

 
 

September 23, 2016

Hi Zack my name is Owen I'm a fan of your videos and I was wondering if you will be at coors field next season. Anyways keep up the good work I am enjoying your videos.
Owen

 
 

September 23, 2016

Hey Zack!

I'm sure you get these emails all the time but wanted to just let you know how I did tonight at the game and thank you for your YouTube channel and making videos all the time! Glove trick was and will be a no-go UNFORTUNATELY! (I was totally ready to rock it)
I caught a ball on the fly during BP, played catch with a Yankee player (thanks to your videos) and he told me to keep it, and then asked the umpire as he was exiting for a baseball! So in total I got 3 balls and some autographs including Longoria's! (I also switched team shirts, thanks to you!)

Anyway, thanks bro for the vids, keep em coming, 1st MLB game was def a success, and looking forward to some more ball hawking!

-Jordan

 
 

September 22, 2016

Dear Mr Hample,

My name is Tim Dixon. I am a thirteen year old from South Dakota and I wanted to tell you how much I love your videos and you have made an impact on me and my ballhawking. I don't get to many mlb games, but I love to go to independent games and minor league games. I also was wondering if you are going to the world baseball classic. I'm not going, but it would be really cool if you did a video there. Also, you probably already know this, but your friend Alex Katz is playing for team Israel. I really hope you can email back and good luck for the future.

-Tim

 
 

September 21, 2016

Zack I love you and your videos! You are my favorite youtuber. You inspire me to do so much and I hope I can be like you someday. Someday I want to be a famous ballhawker like you and I went to create videos on youtube. The thing I like about u most is that you acknowledge all of your fans. :) I hope I can someday meet you and talk with u. P.S. AND MAYBE YOU CAN GIVE ME A FEW BALLHAWKING TIPS. :) THANKS

Your Fan,
Jace

 
 

September 20, 2016

Hi this is Ryan. I live in Pittsburg. I am only 9 years old. I am a huge fan of yours. I have my own collection of baseballs. I have a 2012 all star game ball. Please reply back to me as soon as you can. I ballhawk and I have a streak of 17 baseballs. Can we meet one time in Pittsburg with my dad. That would make my life

From
Ryan

 
 

September 20, 2016

Hey zack! Love the videos your my favorite YouTuber! I hope to start ball hawking thanks to you! Hope to see you at FENWAY!

-Connor

 
 

September 19, 2016

Hey zack just wanted to say thanks, you inspired me to go to the park early and try to snag a few balls before the game. For me it is just added fun. Im from Toronto but i was down in Tampa a few weeks ago and begged my parents to go to the stadium early. We went right when it opened and I got 2 toss ups in batting practice. Thanks so much zack, your videos have created a passion in me or at least a hobby for ballhawking. You rock.

-Dylan

 
 

September 16, 2016

Hey Zack I was at the Phillies game last night I don't know if u remember me or my friends the one was a pirates fan lol but I just wanted to thank you for taking pictures and signing my ticket and hat for my I hope I wasn't a bother. But I am a huge fan. I just really wanted to thank you and I don't have and social media accounts so I thought I might send u this email. As long as I know you read this because my dad has cancer and he goes in for surgery 9/19/16 Monday and you really made my night so I really wanted again to say thank you so very much and I hope I wasn't a bother. There's one last thing I wanted to ask you. Did u ever think of doing fan mail on days you don't go to games so people can send u stuff?

 
 

September 15, 2016

I have only known about you for a little over a day now, and I must say, what you do is truly astounding. I watched some of your YouTube videos. Your baseball-collecting statistics are impressive, and your knowledge of this sport is also phenomenal. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to meet you one day.

-Brenden

 
 

September 15, 2016

Zack, Im a huge fan of what you do, I enjoy watching your videos that you put on youtube. I live in the Dallas metroplex and attend a few Rangers games a year. Do you know when you will be in Arlington next? I would love to meet up sometime and maybe catch a ball or 2 with you.

Thanks,
Jacob

 
 

September 13, 2016

I was watching the dodgers yankees game live on my tv. I saw elsburry hit a dinger and i was like i wonder if zack is there. Then didi cam up and hit it straight to you and i was yelling "THATS ZACK THATS ZACK!!!!!!!" Congrats on the home run catch. Keep it up.

-Jaron

 
 

September 11, 2016

Hey Zack.

Just wanted to say I love your passion for baseball and getting baseballs. I watch every single one of your videos on youtube! I myself, played baseball my whole life and have it in my blood still at 27 years of age. I currently live in Viera, FL, home of the Washington Nationals spring training. I went to the Yankees vs. Nationals game this year and got a spring training ball tossed up to me. I'd love to pass this ball on to you and your collection! I am wondering if that's possible? I've attached a picture of the ball.

Also, do you ever go hawking at Tropicana field? It would be a dream of mine to go hawking with you just one time!

Please let me know if you would like the ball!

Best regards
Matt

 
 
September 10, 2016

Zack I have talked to you in the past and checked out your Twitter and it is so funny how 100 people can say you blocked them to get the Tyler Austin walk off!!! It's ridiculous you inspire people and don't knock them down you have probably brought 500 kids into baseball by what you do. You need to keep doing what your doing and ignore the hate and have fun!!! Screw the Twitter haters have fun! P.s I am one of those 500 kids you have gotten into baseball I hadn't played for 5 years and you got me back into it and now I love it I personally thank you and keep making entertaining videos and having fun!!
 
 

September 9, 2016

Hi Zack, my name is Kevin and I'm a huge baseball fan. My favorite team is the New York Yankees. I try to go to a game or two a year which is really what I can afford. I saw you at the game on September 8 but didn't get a chance to talk to you. I was sitting in section 209 row 1 and saw that you got Tyler Austin's walk off home run. That's awesome! I just wanted to say congratulations, and that I'm a huge fan. I love watching your videos and to see the relationship you have with different players. I love getting to the stadium early for BP. I have only been able to get one ball during BP and it was at the old Yankee Stadium in monument park. Thanks for making the videos you make and good luck with everything and I'm excited to see number 10,000. Thanks again.

 
 

September 9, 2016

Hey Zack,

BIG FAN, I have been watching all your YouTube videos lately and even met you at Yankee Stadium one day. My friend and I are trying to give ball hawking a shot and we wanted to start at a minor league game and we live by the stadium in Lakewood NJ, we saw your video and wanted to know how you got early access to see Batting Practice? They have a playoff game possibly there Thursday and we wanted to give it a shot. Let me know! Just bought your "Watching Baseball Smarter" book as well!

Thank you,
Tom

 
 

September 7, 2016

Hey Zack,

I'm a huge Giants fan from San Francisco. I'm a big fan of yours, too. I just wanted to let you know that if you are ever in San Francisco, we often have an extra ticket in the Field Club.

Good luck getting to 10,000!

From,
Gavin

 
 

September 7, 2016

Zack,

I'm a huge fan and really enjoy watching (and learning) from your Youtube videos. I wanted to ask to see if you have a Korean Baseball Organization ball in your collection. I am currently in the Army stationed in Korea and am starting to go to a lot of Korean games. The season is about over, however I can probably get you a ball next season, that's if you accept balls from random people (or do you prefer on getting them yourself?). Just let me know what (if anything) you would like (game ball or clean toss up).

Attached is a photo of my Korean first toss up (for my son). I am looking forward to using some of your techniques at future games.

For what its worth, I have no issues with you attending the Fort Bragg game. As you know people bitch about everything.

Well take care and best of luck getting those milestone baseballs.

v/r,
Steve

 
 

September 6, 2016

Hi Zack, I love your YouTube videos and I would love to meet you sometime. I live in New York and I am a Met fan. I am a young kid hoping to become a successful ballhawk just like you! If you are coming to Citi Field anytime soon I would love to chat for a bit. And, if it's alright with you, i would like to try to get more baseballs then you that game! ;) So anyway thanks for taking the time on reading this message and hope to meet you one day!

-Liam

 
 

September 5, 2016

Hey Zack,

I'm Dave, huge fan from Metro Detroit here, I can't stop watching your videos! Awesome and what great entertainment. Just ordering your books too. Can't wait to check those out.

What I really like in addition to your ball hawking skills and techniques is your passion for the game and how you describe all of these ballparks. I'm fascinated with the layouts and design of each park and you really give me an inside tour of each stadium, I love it!

Wish I could afford to see all of these parks one day! I do like going to minor league ballparks though for sure, particularly in the Midwest region, do you go to minor league games at all?

Keep rocking what you do! Huge fan and I hope to hear from you one day!

-Dave

 
 

September 5, 2016

Hello Zack,

I just wanted to thank you again for visiting Kansas City. It was a great experience for me and for many fans at the "K". It truly was the highlight of my year and increased my passion as a fan of the pastime. I honestly didn't know what to expect, but you completely exceeded my expectations. You are always thinking and extremely knowledgable…you are a master tactician (someone who is good at making plans in order to achieve particular goals). You are Field General in an MLB park.

Your ballhawking skills are amazing and you carved out a unique niche in this crazy world. I applaud you for your creativity and your unique personality. You, are a 1/1. Moreover, I was so impressed with your kindness towards your fans. That was the best part of the experience. You were extremely gracious with the time you devoted to your fans (and man they were glowing when they saw you). So, that was the best part of the whole experience. Just being an eyewitness to you making people happy made me happy. The mother of [redacted] thanked me for bringing you to the "K" and said that I made a lot of people happy (this was the highlight of the day and I never thought of this until she mentioned it to me).

Your impact on the pastime is profound…I am serious when I say that YOU promoted and increased the love for the great game of baseball to the youth of America. You are a National Treasure and I was honored to see you in action.

I would like to bring you to the "K" in 2017, if you are down with that.

Best Wishes,

James

 
 

August 30, 2016

Hey Zack I emailed you a while ago and you gave me some ballhawking tips. Thanks for that because I went to Baltimore yesterday and got my first ball ever. And it was a BLUE JAYS commemorative ball!! I was so psyched when I looked into my glove and saw the cool logo. I also got three more, but I was ecstatic when I got my first and saw that it was a commemorative! Thanks soooo much!!!

Sincerely,
Sam

 
 

August 29, 2016

Zack hample i am a baseball fan and i am a mets fan and reds i would like to meet you ok my name is billy

 
 

August 26, 2016

Hey Zack,

Thanks for being so cool to the group of us at Target Field. It was awesome to meet you and give me a shout when you are coming back to MN because I would love to take you out to lunch next time! You are always welcome in Target Field!

Thanks again,
Jake

 
 

August 25, 2016

Hi Zack you are literally amazing you do not know I started watching and playing baseball because of you!!! You are q great inspiration to kids like me!!! I literally have watched all your videos and have read all your blogs. The worst part though is I asked my dad to go cause I knew you be there because of the special baseballs but he said no because of the weather! keep doing what your doing and keep posting as many videos as possible!!!

 
 

August 23, 2016

Hey Zack,

I've have become obsessed with your blog and your YouTube videos since you caught A-Rod's 3000th hit. I've become a fan of yours since and we've emailed and communicate through your blog a few times and I just want to thank you for getting me into ballhawking. I had been to games for 6 years before last year and had gotten 12 balls in around 30 games. But in the last 2 years since I've read your blog and books I've snagged 19 balls in 11 games and have gotten a ball in 12 of the last 13 games I've been to (Only time I didn't was at Yankee Stadium bc we got there right at game time. Man, that place sucks. Idk how you put up numbers like you do there).

Anyways the last game I went to was A-Rod's last career road game, for now, and I snagged 5 balls, thanks to your tips, and got A-Rod's autograph! I was able to identify everyone that tossed me a ball except for one...

Do you know who this is? I was thinking Anthony Swarzak maybe? Or the young kid Ben Heller? Or even Nick Goody or Blake Parker? I thought you'd be the best person to ask.

Sorry this dragged on so long but I just wanted to thank you for helping me get into ballhawking. It's not always the easiest when you're a 15 y/o boy at jam packed Fenway trying to get a ball. Haha. But I've had a lot more success ever since I've read your blog.

Good luck in the future and I hope to see you at a game sometime soon!

-Sam

 
 

August 21, 2016

Hey Zack, I just want to say I've been watching your videos from the beginning and I love what you do and your videos are what I look forward to every day. Maybe someday I'll meet you at a game.

-Jeremy

 
 

August 20, 2016

hey zack im 13 years oldand my name is Dallas and a big fan please contact me here if you're ever are going to be at okland or san fracisco really want to meet you at a game thanks

 
 

August 19, 2016

Hi Zack! My name is Ari. I am from Detroit, Michigan. I am a huge fan of yours. I collect baseballs but at minor league games. My family takes road trips all around to different minor league parks, and I get around four balls a game. I was just at a game in River City, Iowa. I got a ball there and the seams were red and blue, and they are normally only red. I thought that was cool and I should let you know, because I just watched your video from the Home Run Derby and the seams were also different. I hope you can respond. Good luck with getting more baseballs. Thank you.

-Ari

 
 

August 18, 2016

Dear Zack Hample,
I just want to say that I love your Youtube videos and your blogs. Thank you so much for teaching me how to ballhawk! My life time count is 7 baseballs, it is not as good as yours, but it is a start. I also have over 70 autographs from many famous people. You are the man!
From,
James

 
 

August 17, 2016

Hey Zack, My name is Jack and I am twelve years old. I am a bid fan of you and your videos. I live in San Diego and was wondering if you were coming to town (San Diego) anytime soon. If you are, we could communicate via email. If I am available maybe we could meet up and ball hawk together.

Sincerely Jack

 
 

August 16, 2016

Hi Zack

My son and I have really started getting into collecting baseballs over the past year or two because of your videos. We have almost complete the collection of commemorative baseballs after catching some in a bunch stadiums to buying older ones that are hard to find.

We both admire the work you do through the charity donations and the inspiring books you've created, so we are wandering if there is anything we can do to get the Blue Jays commemorative ball that we saw you catch in one of your older videos or the recent picture you posted to you're Twitter of you snagging one at Yankee stadium. I understand you are not interested in handing out balls over to people through the internet and are not here to hassle you but we are willing to possibly buy it off you if you have one lying around in hope that we are one step closer.

You are the inspiration to why we've started this and I hope you continue what you are doing!

Kind regards
Cullen & Ryan

 
 

August 16, 2016

Hi Zack im nathan i love your videos ive always wanted to meet you i was wandering when you would go to Rangers Stadium i know u already have but i was hoping you could go again if u do can u plz tell me when u would go and what section u would sit at i have 36 baseballs and i hope to add more thank u

From: Nathan

PS r u going to astros stadium tonight because i am plz respond asap

 
 

August 15, 2016

Its neat how quick people want to villainize you! Mentioned you in passing to some sports collector and he went off saying you knock over kids even haha. I asked him to show me a clip of that and he said he'd never watched the vids! Keep up the good work man! People are retards. You're passion is refreshing.

 
 

August 15, 2016

Zack I love to see that u continue to give balls away to fans. I don't care what anyone says, I think u r completely genuine and deserve much more respect. Only the true fans will know that ur intentions always r good. Keep up the good work!

 
 

August 15, 2016

Thanks so much for replying to my comment from last video u made my month, your vids are amazing and it's really impressive what u do. Your videos always give me something to look forward too. And i get so excited when u upload one. I'm a huge fan and u can always count on of having at least one fan no matter what which would be me. Have a great night.

 
 

August 12, 2016

Hey Zack, I saw you at Fenway last night when I was checking in for the game. It made my night that you actually waved and said hi back. I would have loved to get an autograph but it just wasn't the right time. I just wanted to say a quick thanks.
From, Aedan

 
 

August 12, 2016

Hi, my name is Rachel and I was at Comerica Park on May 17, 2016 and you gave me and my friend a baseball but at the time I didn’t know who you were. I was wondering when you will be at Comerica Park again because it would be fun to meet up with you and get a picture. I hope you reply.

 
 

August 12, 2016

Dear Zack ( the greatest ballhawk of all time) hample I went to the mets Diamondbacks game on Thursday and I used your tips to snag 5 baseballs and 2 t-shirts I brought both teams caps, rosters of both teams, and got there for batting practice. Today's my birthday and I hope my parents do a watch game with Zack. Also I have read all your blogs. Your number one fan Ben

 
 

August 11, 2016

Dear Zack Hample

My name is Justin I am From Riverdale in the Bronx . I will be at A Rods Finally game tommrow night I was wondering if you will be attending the game . I am a huge fan of your YouTube videos catching baseballs and attending every single ball park . My question is will you be attending today's game since you caught A rods 3,000 hit ball . I hope I will see you at the game tommrow I be there For Batting practice

Sincerely Justin

 
 

August 11, 2016

Hey Zack. I started watching you yesterday and now all the sudden I've been spending hours watching you catch balls. I'm going to a Blue Jays game on Monday and I hope to catch my first baseball by using your strategies. It would be cool to meet you someday, hope to see you around at a baseball game or something. Thanks for making great content for all of us :) Love your videos.

-Dylan

 
 

August 10, 2016

Hey Zack, I just wanted to tell you that I am a huge fan of you and your videos. I think what you do is really awesome. I live in Tampa and am an absolutely huge Rays fans, and I love seeing your videos of all these amazing parks. Keep being awesome!!

From,
Jacob F.

 
 

August 10, 2016

Hey Zack,

My name is Josh. I was never into baseball before I started watching your videos. About three months ago I saw one of your videos on YouTube and I figured I watch it. After that I watch a couple more and I really got inspired. So I figured I turn on notifications to your video so I know when they go out so I can watch them. Today I am a HUGE baseball fan. I saw your Blueclaws video on YouTube and I was like damn because I was there the day after you were and I really wanted to meet you but oh well. I am a New York Yankees fan and so I see you go to a lot of their game so maybe we can meet up there once. Just recently I went to Lakewood Blueclaws game. I got 4 baseballs and even a bat after the game! Your videos have inspired me to be a huge baseball fan. This email is all about just saying thanks! I would really appreciate it if you can respond to me, it would be an honor.

Thanks, Josh

 

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