The Braves begin their final homestand of the season tomorrow as they will host the Philadelphia Phillies for three games then the New York Mets for three games. It's probably a pretty decent time to go see the Braves since they've decided to start winning ballgames lately. Here are the homestand highlights for the next six days:
- Tuesday, September 16th, vs. Phillies: It's the old vs. the young as 45-year old Jamie Moyer pitches against 22-year old rookie James Parr. 2-for-1 tickets that night.
- Wednesday, September 17th, vs. Phillies: It's the last good promotion of the year as the first 10,000 fans get a Braves winter hat. Jair Jurrjens goes for the Braves.
- Thursday, September 18th, vs. Phillies: This is likely the last widely attended college night (since I'm guessing the Gwinnett Braves will be a cheaper date next year). It's $1 hot dog night and something called "Choptoberfest." Not sure what that is, but I like the name. Should be a lot of offense with Jo-Jo Reyes on the mound.
- Friday, September 19th, vs. Mets: Naturally it's the last Friday Night Fireworks and it's also the beginning of Fan Appreciation Weekend, so I'm sure there will be some other stuff going on. Mike Hampton takes the mound for possibly the last time at Turner Field.
- Saturday, September 20th, vs. Mets: More fireworks, that's right, another night of post-game fireworks (thank you Publix). This is also Future Stars Night, which I'm guessing is when they trot out the minor league players and pitchers of the year. The Tijuana Iguana will be toeing the mound for the Braves.
- Sunday, September 21st, vs. Mets: The only afternoon game of the homestand. There is an alumni meet and greet before the game, I'll keep you informed as to who might be there. James Parr will take the mound for the final game at Turner Field this year, but you'll want to stick around after the game as Sprayberry's own Travis Tritt (sans Twitts) will put on a free concert.
If you were planning on making one more trip to the ballpark, make sure you get to it this week.