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Has anyone ever seen any Braves references in popular media?

As a kid growing up watching the Braves during pretty much the entirety of the 90s, I definitely saw my fair share of baseball movies. I remember always being kind of ticked that they never even seemed to make an appearance, like the entertainment industry wanted absolutely nothing to do with them. I know they're not the Yankees or Red Sox or (insert other high profile team here), and it wouldn't have magically won us any games, I just thought it would have been nice to have had a little extra exposure in the world of fiction. Perhaps they were punishing us for having nationally broadcast games on TBS all those years.

As I mentioned, I'm talking fictional work - TV shows, movies, books, and such. To my knowledge I've only ever seen two, and they were fairly subtle.

The first was a Braves-Cubs game shown in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, but I only realized this upon happening across a Yahoo! article (as pointed out in this FanShot, the only thing I managed to find in my search trying to make sure I wasn't bringing up a frequent topic). It's subtle at best, and while having seen them before and feeling like I probably should have recognized the powder blue uniforms, they were from before the time I began watching baseball (not by much though, I figure, because I was curious and it looks like they were in use until 1987).

I can't remember which one, but the other was in an episode of Seinfeld, which as I'm sure many of you all know is full of baseball references. Most of them concern the Mets and the Yankees, and even the Orioles make an appearance, but there was one episode where they showed the front of a newspaper with a Braves-related article about their dominance in baseball at the time (or something to that effect). I also seem to remember some talk about the 1996 World Series, but only in terms of the Yankees, not who they were playing, and other than that the Roger McDowell cameo was about thirteen years too early.

Yeah, I know, rather lame and meaningless but that's it. That's all I've got. Anyone have anything more substantial? I hate to be picky, but hopefully something that doesn't include a joke at the expense of our inability to win more than one championship in all those years? I get enough of that from my father (who took me to the winning game of the 1995 World Series, incidentally).

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