Anyone a base ball fan? The Braves are my second favorite team (behind the Dodgers), and I was always disappointed that nationals in Disney were after spring training, so the braves weren’t there anymore.
This year, however, the Braves have a home game at Turner field on Sunday at 1:05. As of right now, my team doesn’t have any plans for Sunday, and so if that doesn’t change, I plan to go.
From what I understand reading the braves website, there are busses that go from the 5 points MARTA station to Turner field. Looking at FIRST’s handy MARTA map, the 5 points MARTA station should be within walking distance of the hotels (and by the World of Coke thing).
If anyone is interested, please post here, or find me at the webhug, or team 1405 or 330’s pits.
If you don’t find Joe in either of the team pits that he mentioned, you’ll probably be able to find him by watching for EJ chasing someone at top speed through the pits. The person he’ll be chasing is Joe.
We just got back from the game. The bus is a good option, $1.75 each way. They pick you up at the 5 points and take you straight to the game. It was about a 10 minute walk from the Omni. On the way back, if you want you can get a free transfer to the subway and take that back right to the hotel. Make sure to buy 2 tokens for a round trip - they don’t sell them on the way back, apparently.
hehehehe yes friday night was a great game… 5-4… Close close close… We were sitting right behind big A Jones and we kept calling Andruw until he finally looked over… Turner Field is such a great ballpark… It was a new experience for me because I have never been to another baseball game other than my Red Sox… If any of you know what its like being at Fenway (in the heart of the city), its a lot different at Turner Field where you are away from the city and there is a lot of room to move around… We kept getting cell calls saying we were on tv with the banners we made… If anyone saw us drawing all day thursday on the huge banners than thats what we were making…
I heard somewhere though that there were many other teams there friday… I believe us, 111?, 140, 1318 and a few others… Of coarse we were the most noticable with the tie-dye… hahha
The Game today was awesome as well. The braves won in 10 innings on an extremely close play at the plate. We ran into some people from 340 also.
Out of all the stadiums I’ve been to (Dodger Stadium, Anaheim, Camdem, and Turner) I think I like Turner the best. Also great was finally being able to do the Tomahawk chop in person after doing it to the TV for many years.
The only bad part was Chipper was injured when he ran into the wall (and he’s on my fantasy team).
Turner Feild is great but the Atllanta fans are apathetic. I went to a big Diamondbacks/ Braves games a couple of years ago ( I think Johnson was pitching) and there were plenty of seats. You certainly can’t do that in Boston.
Perhaps that is because Boston is 40% bigger then Atlanta, and yet Fenway Park is 33% smaller then Turner field. Over the past 10 years or so, Atlanta has averaged higher attendence then Boston, only dipping below them recently.
I also wouldn’t call the Braves fans apathetic, at least compared to every other game I’ve been to. They were certainly more alive then the Baltimore game I went to and every Dodgers game. The only game I’ve been to where the fans were more alive was when the Angels were in the pennant race 2 years ago.
Certainly, I’ve never been to a Red Sox or Yankees game, but I wouldn’t really call the Braves fans apathetic. Probably in the grand scheme of things, they are somewhere in the middle.