Braves Quote For The Day

Ken Rosenthal puts baseball's opening day achievements into perspective:

Two homers by Albert Pujols. Seven shutout innings by Tim Lincecum. The first National League victory by Roy Halladay.

And still, the biggest story of Opening Day was the Braves' astonishing rookie, right fielder Jason Heyward.

You've heard Yankees fans sing, "De-rek Je-ter!"

Braves fans broke out a new chant, roaring, "Let's go Hey-ward!"

"Our fans don't do that," general manager Frank Wren said. "But they started doing it in the first inning - before he hit his home run.

"They did it all day long. It was all over the place. It gave you chills." [...]

Braves third baseman Chipper Jones told reporters that after Heyward's homer, "I don't know that I've ever heard this stadium that loud."

The true test of Heyward's ability may be how he handles and responds to all the expectations and attention he will now receive. He's done a great job of handling it so far this spring, so hopefully he can keep it going.

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