How do you not buy a lottery ticket after that?
By PETE GRATHOFF
The Kansas City Star
Indians fan Greg Van Niel hauled in four, count em four, foul balls during the Royals game Sunday in Cleveland.
Van Niel (who had a glove) was so happy he even tossed one of the balls away to another group of fans.
ESPNs Stats and Information calculated that the odds are one in a thousand to nab one foul ball at a game. After crunching the numbers, it was calculated that four foul balls was a one in a trillion chance.
Thats a lot of zeros as in 1 in 1,000,000,000,000. Whew.
The TribeVibe blog (tribevibe.mlblogs.com) caught up with Van Niel.
Three of them were catches and one was a ball I picked up off the ground, Van Niel told the blog. 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.