At myGameBalls.com, we recognize that ballhawking, like any hobby, includes both serious hobbyists and casual hobbyists.
The serious ballhawks greatly value the competitive aspect of myGameBalls.com and want to ensure that their fellow
competitors are honorable and trustworthy. They don't want to have to worry about the leaderboards being cluttered with
unknown members who seemingly haven't met or interacted with anyone from the community. On the other hand, the casual ballhawks
just want to have fun, keep track of their collection, and connect with other ballhawks. They don't particularly care about the
leaderboards, and they generally think that the serious ballhawks take ballhawking way too seriously.
We feel that myGameBalls.com has room for both the serious and casual ballhawk, which is why we've developed the Member Verification System. This system allows members to become "Verified", meaning that they are regarded by the community as being legitimate ballhawks who are seen as trustworthy. Starting in 2014, only Verified members will be eligible to appear on the leaderboards (Season/Lifetime leaders, Season/Lifetime records, Stadium leaders, or Top Games). Meanwhile, casual ballhawks or people who don't care about being Verified can continue to track their collection on their page without any change.
So how does one become Verified? myGameBalls.com has identified a trustworthy member at each ballpark who is in charge of verifying members. Since the judgment of these individuals is trusted by the community, they are given full discretion in determining who to verify and how to verify them. Will they force you to prove that you did indeed snag every ball you've claimed to have snagged? No. Will they simply "rubber stamp" you and verify you with no questions asked. No. It'll be somewhere in between, and any disputes that arise will be handled on a case by case basis by myGameBalls.com President Alan Schuster.
So if you'd like to get verified, simply contact your local Verifier on the list below and send them an email to express your desire to be verified. They'll take it from there.
|Oriole Park at Camden Yards||Alex Kopp|
|Citizens Bank Park||Harrison Tishler|
|Yankee Stadium, Citi Field||Ben Weil|
|Rogers Centre||Quinn Imiola|
|PNC Park, Progressive Field||Erik Jabs|
|Great American Ballpark||Rocco Sinisi|
|Target Field||Nate Duppler|
|Miller Park, U.S. Cellular, Wrigley Field||Ballhawk Shawn|
|Safeco Field||Kelly Brynes|
|AT&T Park||Spencer Sanborn|
|Oakland Coliseum||Nick Badders|
|Angels Stadium||Matt Jackson|
|Dodger Stadium||Devin Trone|
|Rangers Ballpark at Arlington, Minute Maid Park||Angel Arroyo|
|Kauffman Stadium||Leiming Tang|
|PETCO Park||Leigh Barratt|
|Turner Field||David Welch|
|Busch Stadium||Jacob Webb|
|Comerica Park||Alan Schuster|
|Nationals Park, Fenway Park||Alan Schuster|
|Tropicana Field, Marlins Park||Alan Schuster|
|Chase Field, Coors Field||Alan Schuster|