Thanks to my wonderful wife, I had the great pleasure of going to the Braves-Nationals game in Atlanta on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. We had great seats just above the home dugout on the first base side. I've been to quite a few sporting events, but none with seats this good (discounting the time I spent as clock-keeper for high school basketball games, and on the sideline coaching junior high football). Below is my favorite photo of the bunch, and the rest are in the slideshow.
|Former teammates, Martin Prado and Adam LaRoche|
The Braves have long been my favorite team, dating back to the early 1990s, almost that entire time, their third baseman has been Chipper Jones. And since he's retiring at the end of the season, I was looking forward to seeing him in live action one last time; unfortunately he was put on the 15-day DL the day before the game. So Anna, if you're reading this, you may be asked to sacrifice and head back to Atlanta one more time this season.
We did, however, get to see young Nationals phenoms Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, who got the better of my Bravos on this occasion. It was my first time to see Freddie Freeman and Dan Uggla in Braves uniforms, and under the leadership of Fredi Gonzales, who took the helm from Bobby Cox.