Simba's first big league homer!
No beepee today - they had the alumni softball game beforehand. I know it's exciting to a lot of people, but when you watch it for a couple of years in a row...it's just a softball game. I'd rather see a home run derby, honestly.
But I don't schedule these things, so I took pics of what I could. We spent most of the game up in the 755 Club with Jenna (don't get the wings, they aren't worth $15) and I spent a little time with Twitter friends Rene' and Lauren O as well. Fun!
Blue Jays lineup, Braves defensive positioning, and Alumni vs 92 Stars at the bottom
A few boys warmed up before / during the softball game...
...and made the day of some fans by signing autographs
Johnny Estrada catching!
There are a few more pics from the game in the full gallery, mostly of Smoltzie. He seemed to be the star of the show anyway.
The Braves were celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sid Bream's slide, had the stage out and everything...
Pregame ceremony for Sid Bream. He ended his thank-you speech with a brief testimony of Jesus Christ, which was well-received by the crowd.
Commemorative plate to be placed in Monument Grove
Lawrie stretching out his pant legs
these pics make me so happy
Delgado going to the bullpen!
love pitchers hitting!
This dude had an awesome Freddie shirt!
all the legs :D
Yeah, he still amuses me. I was not amused by all Bowman's thinly veiled jabs at him on Twitter.
shutting it down
win celebration does not include KJ
player of the game!
Oh yeah, Alison, LA Lauren, and I all thought it would be fun to wear our Escobar shirts. Mine is super-huge - I got it for $5 a couple of years ago - but theirs look great. :)