Monday, October 17, 2016

goodbye turner field

I've always been a baseball girl, I love watching other sports as well, but the one that holds the number one spot will forever be baseball.  There are so many memories in my past from watching the Braves at Turner Field and win or lose it's always a fun, relaxing, All American kind of adventure.  

The Braves are building a different stadium which is unfortunately going to take us more than twice the amount of time to get to.  In rush hour traffic we're talking a four times longer trip.  Bummer!  It's safe to say we will not be making as many games anymore.

A couple weeks ago we watched our last game at Turner Field and it was one of the best.   We got there EARLY, before the gates opened early, and headed straight to the outfield to watch batting practice once we were in.  An hour and a half later we left those seats with three boys holding three batting practice balls.  Logan's came from a fellow fan who showed kindness after a little boy jumped in front of us to snag the one the braves player threw to Logan.  Micah's came straight from a Tigers player and Connor's came the same way as Micah became his biggest advertiser of wanting a ball.  Those three major league balls have places of honor on little boy bookshelves now.

Because it was the last weekend of baseball at The Ted all the activities were free.  Each of my men took on the pitching challenge and threw as hard as they could for the speed gun.  

7 innings in our upper deck seats eating hot dogs, nachos and cotton candy was plenty for the kids, so we headed around the stadium to run the base until the game was over.  I have pictures of Micah's first time running that little base in the upper deck, I can not believe how much time has passed since then!

Friday night is for Fireworks at the Braves Stadium and they went out with a bang (pun intended) with the best and biggest fireworks show ever.  It was fantastic!! Logan told me over and over that he wasn't covering his ears and wasn't I so proud of him.  I sure was buddy!

Bye Turner Field and GO Braves!

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