Thursday, April 13, 2006

Braves Baseball

You probably didn't know that I'm a huge baseball fan. My favorite team is the Atlanta Braves. So when John had to go to Atlanta for a meeting this week, I tagged along and we were able to attend the Braves home opener. We had great seats!
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It was my first time at Turner Field and I took in the sights. I love the Coke bottle.
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Look close and you can see it's a collage of all kinds of baseball gear--bats, jerseys, catcher's mitts and more. At night it is lighted from the inside. When the Braves hit a homerun, the lights flash all different colors and fireworks shoot from the top of the bottle. We saw this happen a couple of times. The first time was when Andruw Jones blasted one out of the park.
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It's very impressive to see all the championship pennants. The Braves have had a good run. I'm hoping they can add another one this year, though I'm not sure how they will squeeze it in.
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Fans were showing their team spirit. This guy stood out in the crowd because of his beard, but notice the tomahawk on his glasses and the tomahawk earrings.
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It was a fun night and a good game. Braves beat the Phillies, 5-3. Here are John and I at the end of the game.
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The next day I celebrated by buying yarn. More on that later.

8 comments:

  1. Yay Tracy! How fun! It really is exciting to see your favorite ball team in person. Especially when they WIN!! :)

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  2. It sounds like you had a great time! Of course the best way to celebrate your team winning a baseball game is to buy yarn! Can't wait to see what you got.

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  3. uh oh, I'm a Padres fan and I think the Padres play the Braves pretty soon...
    ;)

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  4. I've been a baseball fan since 1968 when my home team (The Detroit Tigers) won the World Series. Lotsa fun, isn't it!!? What about your Texas Rangers? They beat us last week, I think! :-)

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  5. I am not a huge baseball fan although I did get caught up in the Yankees/Red Sox comotion a while back. I never knew about the gaint Coke bottle. That is really neat. The guy with the beard was a bit scary but I can give him the name of a good barber! lol!

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  6. I am sooooooo jealous.

    That's awesome that you got to go.

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  7. Laura8:38 PM

    Just happened upon your blog while searching for some Online Supersocke info and lo and behold I find another Braves fan!! So, what will they do this year??? So Many new faces; I loved them more with Ted Turner as he put money in them. Will be interesting to see how they do if the new owners come through. Time Warner just wasn't interested in them enough. I am in Indiana but have followed them for over 20 years. Lived in Atlanta for 2 years a while back..Have a dog named Justice!! My son's fave was David at the time we got the pup.
    Well, Let's play Ball!!!! ...and knit away.............

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  8. Laura,

    We lived in Alabama for three years during the early 90s. That's when I got hooked on the Braves. Now that we live near Houston, I suppose I should support the Astros, but I can't give up on "my" team. Wasn't it great when nearly every game was telecast on TBS? Now I have to purchase the MLB package to follow my favorite team. It's worth it though. Can't wait for opening day!

    Tracy

    P.S. Our cat is named C.J. for Chipper Jones.

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~Tracy