Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Dbacks 6-29-13

No one wanted Prado to go, most of all Prado himself.

No one wanted Prado to go, most of all Prado himself.

The day our Marteen got traded, Alison and I made plans to go to all the Dbacks games we could. Then Real Life happened, and the only day we could both make it was Saturday. (Alison went on Sunday too.) In spite of neither of us caring much about the alumni softball game, we went early. This is the best thing that happened:

"Did your dad teach you how to run?"

Host: "Did your dad teach you how to run?"
LJ: "Uh...no."
Johnny Estrada: "HAHAHA"

 

We saw a few pitchers warm up, but the Braves didn't do beepee.

Teheran

Teheran

Beachy

Beachy

CoryGearrin (excellent beard)

CoryGearrin (excellent beard)

Wood & Carpenter are hot.

Wood & Carpenter. It was hot.

David Carpenter and Sid Bream

David Carpenter and Sid Bream

hi Marteen. We missed you and your warmups.

hi Marteen. We missed you and your warmups.

And this is the point in the game where I tried to remember to take pictures of all the players, but here was Marteen, and then I saw Jonny and EO in the dugout all being all cute, and there are a lot of pictures of them. And Freddie, who was also making great faces.

For some reason, the pictures uploaded into the gallery out of order. I usually post fairly chronologically but I guess I won't today! Oops. Also, my camera is having focus issues again. It's in the shop now.

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there's a lot to see in this picture.

there's a lot to see in this picture.

"It LITERALLY blows my mind that Lauren thinks EO is prettier than I am."

"It LITERALLY blows my mind that Lauren thinks EO is prettier than I am."

"sorry", #23. :D

well..."I'm sorry"? :D

funny hat ❤

funny hat ❤

Look at Pouya creepin. :D Someone throw some seeds at him!

Look at Pouya creepin. :D Someone throw some seeds at him!

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Important things to know. We won, a lot. Marteen looked sad. We burned three bullpen pitchers in the 7th. Marteen looked sad. We were all sad that Marteen was in gray instead of cream pants. Oh, and apparently the Dbacks cut Ske right before this series. He would have gotten a good ovation too.

Full gallery here. You know what to expect. ;)

 

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2013 Tribute to the Troops

This is very cool of the Braves and FOX Sports South - check out the special things they're doing before tomorrow's game...

FOX Sports South Partners with the Atlanta Braves to
Honor Military Personnel with Tribute to the Troops on
Sunday, June 30 at Turner Field

Governor Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed to Participate in the Third Annual
Tribute to the Troops Celebration

WHO:  More than 150 Troops and their families from Fort Benning and the Georgia Army National Guard, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim ReedMajor General Jim Butterworth, The Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard, FOX Sports South SVP and General Manager Jeff GenthnerBraves team members, and Braves General Manager Frank Wren

WHAT: FOX Sports South will partner with the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, June 30, to host 150 members of our nation’s military, including soldiers from Fort Benning and the Georgia Army National Guard, for Tribute to the Troops, benefitting Wounded Warrior Project.  Wounded Warrior Project provides programs and services designed to assist severely injured service members as they recover and transition back to civilian life. Fans can purchase advance tickets to attend the June 30 game and join FOX Sports South and the Braves in giving the troops a hero’s welcome at the ballpark by visiting Braves.com/Troops.

Tribute to the Troops Schedule of Events – Sunday, June 30:

  • 11:45 a.m. ET - Upon arriving at Turner Field via the FOX Sports South Fan Express, the troops and their families will receive a hero’s welcome on the red carpet leading from Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard through the Turner Field main gates.
  • 12:00 p.m. ET – A Pregame Hospitality Reception at the Right Field Patio (Aisle 128) will include special messages from: Georgia Governor Nathan DealAtlanta Mayor Kasim ReedMajor General Jim Butterworth, The Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard, FOX Sports South SVP and General Manager Jeff GenthnerBraves team members and Braves General Manager Frank Wren.   
  • 1:15 p.m. ET - Pregame ceremonies on the field will feature Atlanta Braves players standing side by side with soldiers from Fort Benning and the Georgia National Guard, and remarks from Governor Deal and Mayor Reed.

The “Tribute to the Troops presented by CPI Security” telecast on FOX Sports South will begin with Braves LIVE at 1:00 p.m. ET followed by Braves vs. Diamondbacks at 1:30 p.m. and will include highlights from the troops’ red carpet arrival, pregame reception, and on field ceremonies.  The telecast will also feature messages from soldiers stationed overseas for their family and friends back home and visits in the broadcast booth from Governor Deal, Mayor Reed, and Major General Butterworth.

Fans at the game and watching from home can take part by tagging their messages of support and gratitude for the troops to on Twitter and Instagram with the #FSTribute.  Select photos and tweets will be highlighted on FOX Sports South’s game telecast, and all photos and messages will be featured on FoxSportsSouth.com/Tribute.

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One of the coolest parts, in my opinion, is that they get to ride on the new fancy Fan Express bus. (If you missed the info about that, read more / watch video here.) Nice work, Braves and FSS!

Service members, thank you very much.

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Watch Nate McLouth be so serious about his hair on IT

I guess I didn't realize Nate has a pretty good sense of humor? This is totally worth watching, Braves fans.

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