Greg Van Niel is a Cleveland Indians season-ticket holder. But curiously, he wasn’t sitting in his usual seats when he grabbed four foul balls at yesterday’s game at Progressive Field against the Kansas City Royals.
He accomplished his feat by the fifth inning sitting in Row FF, Section 160, Seat 3.
“Three of them were catches and one was a ball I picked up off the ground,” Greg told the team, according to tribevibe on mlblogs.com.
“The third one I think was the hardest one — I think I ended up sprawled across a few rows, and I got some cheese on myself. But the other ones were just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, quoting tribevibe, reports Greg kept the first three balls and flipped the fourth to nearby fans.
And, he says he plans to try to get that seat for next year’s season.
Maybe Greg was a good luck charm for the Indians — they defeated the Royals 6-4.