The Braves' slogan is "This is Braves County," and this got me to thinkin'.
There are many, many members of this on-line community we know as Talking Chop. Each time I read through the comments, I notice that many of the community members reside outside of the State of Georgia (and post comments at insane EST hours), where I currently call home.
I was born and raised in the South and have called the Braves my team for all 29 years of my life (yes...even as an infant). I still remember trips to Atlanta Fulton County Stadium for getting straight-As and walking around the field as a little league player, to name a couple of fond memories. I have lived and breathed Braves baseball my entire life, but that is partly because they were/are the closest team and my dad was a huge fan.
But this scenario is not necessarily the case for many on TC. One of my best friends is a huge Braves fan, but he grew up outside of Portland, Oregon. The combination of his Dad's loyalty and TBS made him a quick fan. So, out of curiosity, where do you call home? How did you begin following the Bravos?
Poll after the the jump.
Where is your "Braves Country"?
Atlanta Area (48 votes)
Georgia (non-Atlanta Area) (19 votes)
Southeast (non-Georgia) (96 votes)
Northeast (51 votes)
Midwest (33 votes)
Northwest (6 votes)
West (16 votes)
Texas (yes...it gets its own option) (12 votes)
Other (Alaska, Hawai'i, International) (26 votes)
307 total votes