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Braves Caravan in Athens 2/10

I drove by Academy Sports at 1 pm to see what the line looked like to decide whether I was skipping Ultimate Frisbee class today. There wasn't a line coming out the door, so I figured it'd be safe to go to class. Class ended up being canceled because of whipping winds and a 24 degree wind chill. I made it back to Academy to secure my spot as 41st person in line at 2 pm. At 4, the players started to arrive. The line went through quick. I was able to get through within less than twenty minutes. 

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EOF was first at the table. He was really welcoming with a cute little smile.

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Clint Sammons sat to his right. Clint was sure to greet everyone and look them in the eye before he signed whatever memorabilia they handed over. He even gave me a sweet grin.

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Then Matt Diaz. He was the big name at the event. The guy looked happy to be there. He is definitely a man of faith. Under his autograph, he wrote Phil 1:6, which is a great verse, should you choose to look it up. 

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Troy Glaus is a big boy. I didn't realize how tall he is. He wasn't as warm with the fans as the rest of the guys were, but he was nice enough to give me a second autograph when I asked for one. As I stood there and watched, though, any time a little kid would approach him, he would lean forward and interact with them. 

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Glenn Hubbard is the cutest little man. 

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I found out the Braves offered a deal to Damon about an hour before the players got there. I was talking to fellow fans around me about whether it was true, then I realized I could just ask Wren himself. He wasn't too forthcoming with information, but he had a great time kidding around with me about it. He was probably the most personable of any of them there. 

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I couldn't get a good shot of Diaz for the life of me. Here's a nice little compilation of his not so photogenic side. 

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It was a good day, although a lot less showed up than I expected. I could've easily gotten back in line and gone back through within 45 minutes. Were any other TCers there today? 

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