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Gameday: Braves @ Astros, 3/14 Kissimmee Florida


First an apology... I got to the game today with my spiffy digital camera only to find out I didn't charge the battery. Fail.  So these pics were taken on an iPhone which kind of explains the low quality, and lack of action shots.  But you can get a decent flavor of what a lovely day at the park it was.

It was an absolutely gorgeous day for baseball, and the Osceola Stadium in Kissimmee is one of my favorite places to catch a game in the Grapefruit League.  Awesome food, good seats, the works. 

I recapped some of my thoughts on a fun game here in the comments section.
 
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Today's lineup.  We got a pretty good lineup for a split squad, I am guessing Bobby wasn't gonna make the Vets take the long bus ride to Dunedin when Kissimmee is 10 minutes.  Obviously I would have loved to see J-Hey, but I will be going to 4-5 more games before they break camp.

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They do it right in Kissimmee when it comes to food, son.  Way better then the Disney garbage.  I had one of these (with a liberal dose of hot sauce), and it was as delicious as the name is awesome.

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I saw a ton of Francouer jerseys today.  I am just going to put this out there now:  You folks rocking the Frenchy jerseys need to pony up for a new player.  I understand we all loved him (for a while) , but this just doesn't fly right now.

 

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I had pretty good seats right on the field, so I got the chance to briefly chat up some of the players and coaches.  TP did more autographs then anyone. Awesome dude.

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 B-Mac love da kids

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Chipper warms up.  In the presence of greatness.

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The dude in the blue hat is Zach Greinke's dad.  Greinke played his HS ball here in Central Florida (Apopka), and is a bit of a local legend.  He knew alot of the Braves pitching coaches and some of the players.

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Stupid no zoom on iPhones.  Like Gondee, the collection of high jersey numbers gave me a quick laugh.

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Chipper on first.  This was about the point where I got frustrated of the iPhone's crappy camera quality and refocused my energies on drinking beer, so thus ends this album.  I'm going to a couple more, most notably Braves- Philles next wednesday, so I will charge the camera and try to give you folks something better.

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