Welcome back, EO!

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Of course I'm going to Friday's and Saturday's games. Duh.

EO Day

EO Day with Susan

Susan was gracious enough to share a ticket with me for Friday, and Saturday Kolbi and I will be celebrating her birthday while she wears her husband's EO shirt in a section of the stadium where I've never sat: by the visitor's bullpen. I'm so used to the right field view that this will be weird! But hey, it's her birthday. (And we get sweatshirt blankets!)

Unfortunately, Kimmie and his guns are not included in the package deal.

Carroll Rogers of the AJC posted an interview with EO last Saturday. You can read the full text here (it's behind the pay wall but that link should work), and it's really very nice. He seems happy, and that's what's the most important.

I sent that link to a few friends, and I thought you might find their real-time reactions amusing. The fans miss him more than I anticipated!

EO reaction
Hopefully he'll get to pitch on Friday when I have a closer view of home plate. Saturday he can just stay in the bullpen and give the field his Blue Steel look all night!

I should totally be a baseball manager. ;)

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Two cool things happened last night

Well, a lot of cool things happened last night, including our first win in what feels like forever. But these two things stood out to me:

1. First pitch

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I love that our Hall of Famers have a sense of humor. They are the best (...literally. see: HOF), and the look on the catchers' faces (Phil Gosselin, David Hale, and Cory Gearrin) as they caught the balls was priceless. :)

2. First homer

I love a good silent treatment, and I love that this one celebrating Tommy LaStella's first career home run lasted juuuust a little longer than they usually do. (Nothing will top the McLouth walk off silent treatment, though!)

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I really hope this is a fluke.

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Well this is very sad. I love watching Chris Johnson play and I can't think of anything I've said or done that would cause this. I got a little paranoid and started checking other Braves I follow on Twitter, and a quick spot-check of 4 or 5 of them shows no one else has blocked me. I also follow his fiancee, and she didn't block me either.

If anyone knows what's going on, will you please let me know? I hate that I've somehow alienated a fave Brave. </3

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