I will preface this by saying that I apologize in advance for this post. This blog is supposed to be about the Pirates and my charity initiative, however this post has to be made and I speak for all of the true Pittsburgh ballhawks as I type this post, because this is how we all feel.
There is one and possibly a second person that are completely ruining the PNC Park experience with their negative attitude, empty promises, threats and frankly stupidity. I have lost complete respect for this person, so heck I’ll name the person, Rick Sporcic.
Rick is everything that a ballhawk should not be. He lies about his statistics just to make himself feel better which includes counting soccer balls instead of baseballs. Yes one of your friends actually told me this, and it is not cool. Among his goals are to snag “500 baseballs” (and the list goes on) and it is actually hilarious since he maybe gets two baseballs a game. Yes this is a far cry from the 113 that he claims on snagging this season, something everyone knows is not true.
Sporcic is also one of the indirect reasons that his idol Zack Hample no longer uses a big glove. Others have copied it, and the way Sporcic uses it is insulting, and he cannot even catch with it.
His threats to knock over people also are uncalled for and are against not only ballhawking rules but PNC Park rules as well. His refusal to give baseballs to others is also for personal gain so he can “sell the balls on Ebay to fund future road trips”. Ugh whatever…
The worst part is that he calls my charity “questionable” and says that I wear a “skirt”. I do agree that I at times can rely heavily on toss ups, but you do as well, especially your daily Jason Grilli toss up.
I could care less that you are questioning me, but by doing so, you are insulting children who have various kinds of disabilities. In Kindergarten, I went there because I was behind on my motor skills and my time there helped me become a better person. I am appreciative of the help they provided me and this is the best way that I can give back. Every dollar helps out these wonderful children.
If you do not believe me, why don’t you call The Children’s Institute? They will gladly discuss the $388 that I raised last year. I will be making my first visit up there next week to bring some money over that I have obtained this year.
Still no, well here are some links you should check out:
How about from the site that you use to log baseballs? : http://www.mygameballs.com/home?action=showarticle&article_id=190
https://www.facebook.com/ballhawking2012 – The official Facebook page for the charity.
I also will be in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review in the near future.
Also have to mention that many people have told me they have received letters of thanks from The Children’s Institute themselves. Nothing fake about that, right?
So instead of you and your friend trying to rip me for the various tactics I and others use and actually learn a thing or two and actually try to “become friends with everyone” like you “wanted”. Please stop making fun at everyone and focus on yourself. If you continue to threaten people then I will be forced to do something that I really do not want to do. Not a threat at all, just do what you are supposed to do and stop acting out.
Oh more proof?
In closing, I love how out of all of the PNC Park ballhawks you chose to target me. That’s fine, I have a lot of connections that go very high up and if anything happens to me, then I do one thing and you are done.
Oh and thanks for calling me Rocky. Just start worrying about youself. Gonna fly now.