I got a call late Monday night...asking if I wanted to go to a Gwinnett Braves game on Tuesday night. I figured, "why not?" since 1) the big boys weren't playing, and B) I'd never been to Coolray stadium. So Tuesday afternoon I made up some excuse to duck out of work early and trekked it up to upper BFE Gwinnett County (btw, I live in Gwinnett, so don't give me any flak) to watch the GBraves give it up to the Burham Dulls. $#&*, I keep unconsciously doing that! You know who I mean.
More after the jump. No, not this one. You - you jump up and down and I'll give you more. That's more like it.
Nice park, I'm pretty pleased with what was done with my property taxes. Impressively clean. You've already seen royhobbs' photos of the park, and Gondeee posted my "view from my seat" photo a couple of days ago, so I'll stick with the players. Got there just before game time...here's Matt Young stretching & a Bull admiring:
I'm not one for interacting with wacky mascots, and I was less than impressed when they debuted the concept of Chopper, but I gotta say that this guy is pretty darn good. Our seats were 2nd row above the visitor dugout, so we saw a lot of Chopper, playing with the kids, rousing the fans and shooting off the tshirt gun - right into the chest of his "handler".
So, for the pitching matchup, we had James Parr versus Jeremy Hellickson. Not sure if James looks better in the black strappy dress and white Go-Go boots I last photographed him in, or his baseball uni. Oh well, different event calls for a different outfit I suppose.
If I was still fun (that's eskimo for 'if I still drank alcohol'), I would've grabbed a margarita and headed out to the pen with these guys...umbrella in the sun, 'ritas and baseball, playing "Fat or Pregnant"... nice spring evening...
Whew, I've got two other posts to do and we all know what a limited vocabulary I have, so here's a row of game shots without words:
(Colvina was with the GBraves last year):
Just for you, rh...apparently same goes for being employed by the GBraves (feels so weird taking a pic of a girl):