I'm just guessing here but I would have to say it was around 1997 or 1998.
We were in the bleachers, front row at the Oakland A's game in Oakland. Matt Stairs was up at bat. Honestly, I don't remember the sequence of things like a man would. My husband would probably tell you that it was the 5th inning, Matt Stairs had 1 out and 1 ball but I couldn't tell you.
What I can tell you is, Matt Stairs swung his bat and hit the ball.....right in our direction! HOME RUN! Here it comes! I see it coming right for me! I'm trying to dodge the thing, right to left. Just as it makes its way, I duck....right into my husband's (fiance at the time) stomach allowing him to miss the ball. The guy behind us also tries to catch it to no avail. It drops and my husband and the guy scramble to get it. We have no idea what it must of looked like. Well, not until we got home.
My husband had decided to tape the game, ya know...just in case we make it on t.v. He fasts-forwards it and STOP! There it is! That whole scene in the bleachers. Matt Stairs ball! All caught on ESPN! Not only THAT! The commentator guys were making fun of me because "She's in the way!!!!" Oh forgive meeee! Who cares if I get smacked in the head with the ball. Let the poor guy get the ball...Geeeeez! What the heck was I thinking?!
Now I wish I had that tape to share. Unfortunately, I wasn't going to be home and Melrose Place was on and I had to tape it on something. Not realizing it was my 15 minutes of fame I was taping over :o( *sigh*
This has been apart of Mama Kat's Writing Prompts.