So my birthday baseball trip was a little disappointing. The Braves lost 9-0. BUT then I came home and found out that Stan Lee is coming back to DragonCon this year (saw him from a distance last year but that was it) and Gillian Anderson has been announced! Totally turned the night around. Dana Scully (along with Teri Hatcher’s Lois Lane) was one of my earliest TV crushes.
This is me with Bobby Cox’s retired #6 at Turner Field a few weeks ago. Tonight I’m going back there. For my birthday on Friday, my parents got me tickets for tonight’s game against the Giants. My dad and I will be sitting right behind home plate! I can’t wait.
“Please, no droids, career tributes, daleks, dementors, ringwraiths, reavers, and especially no SPARKLING VAMPIRES. Oh, and clean up your own ectoplasmic residue (you know who you are). So Say We All.”
GPOYW: This was me at Turner Field on Saturday for the hottest Braves game on record. It was so hot I couldn’t smile for this picture. The Braves beat the Nats, and it was all worth it.
My friend Robbie and I went to Atlanta for the weekend to see all three games of Braves-Nationals series. We got cheap seats for Friday and Saturday as seen in the first picture. Sunday we splurged and sat on the lower level (second picture). It was in the shade too which was a welcome relief as each day we were in Atlanta heat records were broken. It was well over 100 degrees each day, but it was still fun. The shade was much appreciated on Sunday afternoon though.
In the picture from Sunday, you can also see a nice tribute the Braves did to honor military personnel. A group of uniformed soldiers came out and lined the baseline. Then, the Braves and Nats players went and stood in the gaps between the soldiers while the National Anthem was performed. There were also taped messages from Governor Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed played. It was moving.
After a week of camp and baseball, I made it home late last night. I came home to find wilted plants, lumpy milk, a full DVR, a stuffed mail box, and ice cream I forgot I had. I had a great time at 4-H camp and in Atlanta, but it felt very good to sleep in my own bed last night. So good I stayed there until almost 11:00 this morning (it’s also the first day of my real summer break). I’ve spent today catching up on TV shows from last week (the season premiere of Louie was great, as expected, and did anyone else catch the amazing Alabama Shakes performance on Fallon) and washing the mountain of dirty clothes I brought home. I took a nap this afternoon and am now awake in time to watch the Braves hopefully beat the Cubs. More to come later about the weekend and last week and the usual top quality content y’all are accustomed to from me.
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It’s an accomplishment, I guess, but you’ve got Chipper up there, and I think a Hall of Famer should be able to go to the All-Star Game in his last year. So if I was going to make a vote, I’d vote for Chip.
My best friend Robbie and I are going to spend a baseball weekend in Atlanta at the end of the month. We just bought our tickets today. We are going to the Braves-Nationals series. I’ve only been to single games before. I’ve never been able to attend a whole series like this so I’m pretty excited. I’m a Braves fan, and Robbie is a Nats fan. It ought to be an exciting series.
Young stars like Andruw Jones and Rafael Furcal have come and gone. He’s with a new generation of players now — Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman and Craig Kimbrel. But Chipper Jones has been the constant, the foundation of the Braves for nearly two decades.
Franchise players aren’t easy to find. Sometimes they don’t stick around. The Braves had a great one.