Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Braves Nationals

This afternoon out in the fan plaza MLB commissioner Rob Manfred
announced the Braves would host the 2021 All-Star Game. 
By the time we arrived there was already a sign inside the stadium.
Tonight's giveaway: the 2019 Braves/NAPA trucker snapback cap,
designed by NASCAR driver Chase Elliott from Dawsonville.
Before the national anthem the Braves held a quick parade of former all-stars. Below: Chipper.
 ?Dan Uggla?
 Brian Jordan
 Former MVP Terry Pendleton
 Gary Matthews
 Phil Niekro, who we later passed on the mezzanine.
John Smoltz threw out the first pitch to his former catcher, Brian McCann.
After the top of the first inning
the Nationals relievers sauntered out to the bullpen. 
Went to the game with longtime friends Lee and Nancy.
 Reliever Dan Winkler had a strong sock and strong shoe game.
Tonight his pitching game was weak.
When the Home Depot Tool Race participants were announced you could spot us up on the jumbotron. Later I was in the background when a kid was shown on the screen. 
Anabel Sanchez took a no-hitter into the sixth,
before Ozzie Albies collected the braves first hit.
Riley's grand slam was the second home run in as many nights.
Pitcher Max Fried (below right) had a pinch hit single
for the second Braves hit.  
 Ronald Acuna
Earlier this week Riley, Blooper, and Touki visited kids in the hospital.
My deep blue Jordan RCVRs didn't match up well
with my royal blue Braves feather socks.
Showed Lee and Nancy the cool video: Braves Home Alone, starring tonight's starting pitcher, Kevin Gausman.

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