I just wanted to share with everyone what the luckiest day ever feels like. Me and my girlfriend decided to head down to the game today on a whim like normal. I have already been to The Ted several times this year and seen KK and Lowe pitch a couple times, so needless to say i was in the mood to see a real ace. As usual we got to the bed in time for batting practice and went to the ticket window to purchase our normal $1 tickets.
After catching a couple homerun balls during batting practice (which has never happened before) we settled into our seats in section 422 of the skyline in time for the national anthem and starting lineups. We were perfectly content with these seats and come to realization with the fact that this is the best we can do at this point in our college-oriented life.
After the 2nd out of the Top of the 1st that all changed tho. The guy from BravesVision (no idea what his name is) came and asked us if we wanted to be on the big screen. After agreeing, we made our way up to the skyfield and before the start of the second inning we were on the big screen answering how many no-hitters Braves pitchers had thrown. We guessed answer C (14) and were correct. Our reward? Two tickets 14 rows behind home plate?
I couldn't wait to get down there and see the field from the eye level of the field. I couldn't wait to see the sick movement on Tommy's pitches. Unfortunately we know now there wasn't much movement on Tommy's pitches. Within minutes of getting our awesome seats, Mr. Hanson had given up 8 earned runs and the Reds half of the 2nd wasn't even over yet. Not the storybook ending I had hoped for for my awesome seats.
As fans started clearing out after the Braves hadn't made up the deficit after a couple innings a couple businessmen asked us if we wanted to move down to their seats. Where? 3rd row, section 102 behind homeplate. Unbelievable seats but the Braves were still getting demolished.
However, as we all know, that all changed. By the time Black Jesus got to the plate with the bases loaded and nobody out most fans were long gone. But we stuck around and cheered for our time. I knew Heyward could tie it up on one swing but today fate didn't land on him. As strike 3 was fouled into the catcher's mitt I had a close but no cigar feeling in my stomach. I knew a win was still possible but not near as likely with Conrad and Infante coming up. But Conrad was the hero today. A walk off grandslam! Unbelievable! Awesome, improbable win and I saw it from seats most people will never experience.